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“Cute but not worth it”

Boone Hall Plantation
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Owner description: Working plantation with true southern charm. Features world famous avenue of oaks, 9 original slave cabins, butterfly garden, and a colonial revival style 1936 mansion. Tours and theatrical performances offered daily. Used in the filming of North and South, Queen, the Tempest, and The Notebook.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are other ways to spend your time and money. Lots of farmland but precious little gardens. The tours were historically and politically incorrect. The Boone plantation was a sad place for those who lived through slavery and Jim Crow. The presentations were sanitized so that everyone seemed happy with his fate

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to tour the plantation and I guess my expectations were too high. The manor house was actually built in 1936, which is mentioned, but only saw 3 rooms. Furniture is just "antiques" and was not impressed. Checked out the butterfly enclosure, I'll stick to viewing more elaborate ones because this was mediocre. Going through the "slave" homes was interesting. They portrayed that accurately and didn't call them indentured servants, as other sites were.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the beautiful old historic Boone Plantation while in Charleston. The old house is beautiful and full of historical period pieces. A tour guide gives a 45 minute presentation which is a terrific history lesson, even though he is a bit corney. A definite place to visit while in Charleston. The mile long oak entryway is amazing. Check out the movie, The Notebook, which was partially here.

1  Thank davidc1952
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the first plantation that I have ever toured. There were several activities that people could participate in. The historical information was interesting, the tour guides did the best they could. There was talk about slavery, but I didn't feel like there was an attempt to accurately talk about the degradation and horrors of slavery. The tour guides almost made slavery seem like a benign thing. I'm not nitpicking, but the whole reason that plantations flourished in this country is because of slavery.

1  Thank Frugalista2012
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Your most memorable takeaway from this trip will be the avenue of 1000 oaks. The approach road is fantastic and blew my mind away with horses on one side and 200-300 year old slave cabins on the other.

The plantation is a working one vs some of the others which are now only for tourism purposes. They have multiple events through the day so plan your day accordingly.

We did a tour of the wonderful mansion and followed it up with a tour of the entire plantation on the truck where they show/talk about the vegetables and fruits currently being grown.

It's a wonderful experience and a must do whilst in Charleston.

1  Thank Traveleator
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