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“Morning at the Plantation”

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

My husband and I are vacationing in the Charleston area, and I really wanted to make a visit to a plantation. I had narrowed it down to Boone Hall and two others, and I am glad that I chose this one.
The grounds were absolutely beautiful - I probably took at least a couple dozen pictures. This place was also used for scenes from The Notebook, which is one of my favorite movies, and that may have swayed my decision a bit in choosing this place.
There is a line of original slave houses (Slave Street) and inside each one is a bit of information about slavery life. I found it very interesting, and since I wanted to read everything, it took me about 30/40 minutes to get thru all of the cabins.
They also offer tours of the mansion, which wasn’t all that I had expected (that’s the reason why I gave a 4 star review instead of 5) You are not allowed to see the bedrooms and bathrooms upstairs, but only the library, dining room and ‘man cave’ on the first floor, which was disappointing.
A couple of other very enjoyable things at Boone Hall are the presentation by a Gullah woman (I don’t remember her name, but her stories and the songs that she sang were great) and you can also take a wagon tour of the plantation, to ensure that you get to see all of the grounds.
I would most definitely recommend visiting Boone Hall. Just allot yourself a good couple of hours if you want to experience everything they have to offer, and bring a bottle of water with you!

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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

1  Thank Pappylongstockings
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Reviewed 2 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 2 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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