Have you ever imagined yourself walking under a canopy of live oak trees over a mile long path that leads to the historic mansion? Then, Boone Hall Plantation is the exact one you are looking for! Boone Hall Plantation is a historic site located in Mount Pleasant, Charleston County in South Carolina. The Plantation was founded in 1681 by Major John Boone and is well known for being one of America’s oldest working plantations producing agricultural crops like cotton, pecans, and strawberries. It is famous for its role in the civil war when it was used as a base for Confederate troops. It offers many tours and attractions that showcase different aspects of history and culture. It hosts a number of special festivals and events throughout the year like concerts and weddings. Its main attraction, Avenue of Oaks is a stunning entrance lined up with huge live oak trees that leads to the historic mansion. This is pictured in many Hollywood movies and several series like The Notebook, Scarlett, Queen, North and South.
These photos are from our visit to Boone Hall Plantation on 14th March, 2023.
Quick Facts and Tips
- The Plantation is located 8 miles from downtown Charleston.
- Open for tours 9am-5pm Monday to Saturday and 12pm-5pm on Sundays. Closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
- Official website Boone Hall Plantation and address is 1235 Long Point Rd, Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.
- You can buy tickets online or at the gate. General admission tickets cost for adults $28 which included all tours, $12 for kids, and free for children under 6.
- No need for reservations for general admission. Highly recommended to make reservations for tours if you are visiting with a group or as a part of an educational program.
- The entrance to the Plantation is on Long Point Road.
- Make sure to check the schedule of events before you go so that you can plan around them.
- Wear comfortable clothes and shoes as there is a lot of walking. Bring a hat, sunscreen and water.
- Allow at least 3 hours to see and walk around the plantation.
- Main attractions:
- The Avenue of Oaks: The beautiful entrance to the historic site lined with live huge oak trees.
- The Slave Cabins: Nine brick structures that showcase the history and culture of enslaved people
- The Historic Mansion: Colonial Revival two storied house built in 1936
- The Garden: The colorful garden with a butterfly pavilion.
- The Plantation offers several tours like the Self Guided Tour, the House Tour, the Slave Cabin Tour, the Tractor Tour, and the Gullah Culture Tour.
- Nearby Attractions
- Fort Moultrie National Historical Site
- Pitt Street Bridge
- Angel Oak Tree
- Mt Pleasant
- Fort Sumter