Boone Hall Plantation has been recognized as the #1 Plantation in the Charleston area according to USA TODAY 10BEST and we are proud to offer a wide variety of tours designed to be both educational and entertaining for visitors of all ages. All the tours listed on this page are included for one low admission price. As a result, Boone Hall Plantation is one of the most diverse attractions in the area, but also is one of the best values.
“Exploring The Gullah Culture”
Boone Hall Plantation is the only plantation in the S.C. Lowcountry to present a live presentation of this unique culture adapted by African slaves. These entertaining and educational performances take place in The Gullah Theater, which is located at the end of Slave Street. Please check the schedule sheet given out at the front gate upon admission for availability and show times.
The mansion that exists on Boone Hall Plantation today was built in 1936 by Canadian ambassador Thomas Stone as part of the Second Wave of Reconstruction. Guided tours of the first floor allow guests to see how this Georgian-designed home blends recovered materials and antique furnishings to recreate an atmosphere that would have surrounded a Coastal Carolina planter’s family and his guests. This 30 minute tour begins on the front porch and is given by a well informed guide in historical dress. The tour will also introduce you to the history of Boone Hall Plantation and its evolution through several owners since 1681. House tours are presented year round.
Plantation Coach Tour
Guests load up on an open air coach in front of the Butterfly Cafe for a 40 minute motorized tour around the the entire 738 acres that make up the plantation. This ride covers one end of the plantation to the other…both geographically and historically. Visitors will see how Boone Hall is a still working plantation that has been continually growing crops for over three centuries. Our guides will also share stories and information about the different aspects of Boone Hall’s history. This is one of the visitor favorites at Boone Hall and it is available year round weather permitting.
Black History In America Exhibit
This critically acclaimed self guided tour is on display in eight original slave cabins year round. For more details, click here.
Slave Street and History Presentation
This informative presentation begins at the top of Slave Street in front of the slave cabins. A tour guide presents a historical look at the living quarters, historic relics, and lifestyle of the slaves that lived here at Boone Hall. This talk is presented year round and visitors are given a schedule of daily times at the front gate upon admission.
This tour allows you to see the many various plants, flowers, and trees that are currently growing in the beautiful gardens on the front lawn. One of the main features of our garden are antique roses that are over 100 years old. This tour is self guided.
This attraction is fun for all ages. See many different species of Butterflies on display and witness the different stages of their life cycle. These colorful butterflies fly freely in a Butterfly garden that allows visitors to experience the beauty of this fantastic species in a natural habitat. The exhibit is open primarily during the warmer spring-summer-fall months.
IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ
Daily operations at Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens are posted at the entrance and are clearly visible when purchasing admission to the plantation. However, if for any reason, you were not able to experience any of the attractions that were posted for that day, please contact a Boone Hall representative and a “Second Day” ticket will be issued to you at no additional charge. The ownership and management of Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens wants all our visitors to have an enjoyable and positive experience during their time on the plantation.