Boone Hall Plantation, Mount Pleasant

A pre-Civil War plantation that was destroyed, Boone Hall Plantation home was rebuilt in the 1930s. The ground's original slave quarters still stand; many slave houses were used as living quarters for sharecroppers into the 20th century. You can follow Avenue of Oaks--which you may recognize from period films like "North and South"--to the plantation's entrance. Boone Hall Farms is part of the plantation's land and still provides farm-to-table produce to restaurants and residents, making the attraction one of the only working plantations in the United States. No photos or video recordings are allowed on the plantation's grounds. Add Boone Hall Plantation to your Mount Pleasant travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Mount Pleasant attractions planner.
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  • One of the best plantations house I’ve been, its like traveling back in time. The views are amazing, the cotton field is gorgeous. On our way they getting closer to the house on the street covered wit...  more »
  • Boone Hall is so pretty and the tour is really great to get some history. The trees alone are worth the trip they are so gorgeous. I found all the information about the slaves very interesting.  more »
  • We have visited Charleston many time but never found our way to Boone Hall until today. At the gate we paid $21/ person but it was well worth the cost. Driving down the oak lane was almost worth the p...  more »
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  • This plantation is in a beautiful setting, though it doesn't exactly have that old Southern charm feeling. The mansion was built in the 1930s. The "house tour" is actually a tour of only the library and dining room which are furnished with the current owners' furniture. While the house tour gave lots of great history and stories, it certainly was not a tour of an old plantation mansion! The tractor-pulled wagon ride around the plantation was informative and a nice way to see more of the acreage. There was a lot of emphasis placed on the movies that had been filmed on the plantation. That, along with the "tour" of the relatively recently-built house, made the plantation feel like a pretend Hollywood set more than an authentic location steeped in history. I left feeling that the experience wasn't worth the admission price.
  • I was there on an elementary school trip. Our time was very limited regrettably. We only had time to see the entrance and essentially slave Street. We did a brief tour of the brick slave houses. The guides were helpful for the time they were allowed. We were able to hear the Gullah presentation for around 20-30 minutes. It was very emotional and well-acted. I certainly do plan to bring my entire family back at a later time. Especially given that my wife is such a civil war buff.
  • This was a very poorly presented and light-hearted take on plantation life for slaves. The majority of the tour and conversations were centered around the beauty of the property, the history of its owners, and bad jokes by the guides. There was never any mention of the hardships and atrocities of slavery or plantation life of the slaves. The slave quarters had pictures and information about civil right activists and artifacts that had zero to do with Boone Hall Plantation or slave life there. The entire tour was centered on the beauty of the property, gardens, and the house. They made the owners sound like settlers who were successful growers. We had to pry the word slave from them when referring to the crops and planting. The house tour was more praise about their wealth and culture and not slavery. THIS IS A PLANTATION THAT COMPLETELY ESTABLISHED IT'S WEALTH FROM THE SLAVE INDUSTRY... The tour never educated the audience about the real history of this plantation. This is merely a photo op tour for people seeking pictures of pretty flowers and homes under the guise of learning true American history concerning slavery and the exploitation of the Gullah citizens. The desire to have weddings on a slave plantation is still an oddity in my opinion; it diminishes the importance of the sacred history of such an horrific place and it's history. Boone Hall has the feeling of an amusement park attraction and not a place steeped in lynchings, rape, beatings, castration, oppression, murder, racism, and criminal behavior. The tour guides repeatedly made jokes while telling us how great of a place the plantation is... The history of slave life is unfortunately a very rich and horrific story which is never told on the tour, and the slave quarters were void of any true slave artifacts from the plantation. Just props and a television monitor giving obvious narration of partial slave history. The guided tours should have been centered on the slave quarters with accurate history and portrayals of the many unfortunate souls who suffered on Boone Hall Plantation.
  • The trees at the entrance are impressive. We weren't able to get on the tour of the farm because it was packed. There should be a discounted price if you can't get the whole experience. It was a great disappointment for the price. I wouldn't suggest going other than to take a few pictures. The house isn't original and you can only see part of the 1st floor because the family still uses it sometimes. Truly a ripoff!
  • Beautiful drive-up the oak lined road to the main house. Gorgeous 400 acre plantation. However, the main house has been rebuilt a few times. The current house was built in the 30's, and some of the out buildings are in disrepair. A little too much brown tropical vegetation. A little over priced perhaps.
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