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a must see stop on any trip to Charleston, S.C.

Boone Hall Plantation was founded in 1681 when Englishman Major John Boone came to Charleston and established a lucrative plantation and gracious home on the banks of Wampacheone Creek. The family and descendants of Major Boone were influential in the history of South Carolina, the colonies and the nation. In 1743, the son of Major John Boone planted live oak trees, arranging them in two evenly spaced rows. This spectacular approach to his home symbolizes southern heritage and will take root in your memory for many years to come. It would take two centuries for the massive, moss-draped branches to meet overhead, forming today’s natural corridor and a scene that NBC Daytime television says is “a must see stop on any trip to Charleston, S.C.” Boone Hall has also been recognized as the #1 Plantation in the Charleston Area by USA TODAY 10BEST.


COVID 19 ALERT: All tours listed below will be available this week with the exception of the butterfly pavilion. Please note that tours of the plantation home are walk through tours of the first floor. Also, there will be additional special presentations to further enhance the Boone Hall experience.
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Exploring The Gullah Culture

Boone Hall is the only plantation in the S.C. Lowcountry to present a live presentation of this unique culture adapted by African slaves.

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House Tours

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.

Plantation Tractor Tour

Take a 30 -40 minute motorized tour around the entire 738 acres that make up the plantation. You will see and learn about the history of Boone Hall and experience how it remains a working farm today. This is a visitor favorite.

Black History In America Exhibit

The critically acclaimed self guided tour is on display in nine original slave cabins year round.

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Slave History Presentation

A tour guide presents a historical look at the living quarters, historic relics, and lifestyle of slaves that lived at Boone Hall.

Garden Tour

Our garden is a showcase of color year round with plants and flowers for the Spring/Summer, Fall, and Winter seasons. One of the main features of our garden are antique roses that are over 100 years old.

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Butterfly Pavilion

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 for visitors to experience these beautiful creatures in their natural element.

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Daily operations at Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens are posted at the entrance and are clearly visible when purchasing admission to the plantation. However, if 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.

For questions, please call the main office at Boone Hall Plantation at

843.884.4371 :: Mon - Fri 9 AM - 5 PM

Boone Hall is also one of America's oldest still working farms.

Exploring the Gullah culture

The history of the past is important. The difference is in how that history is presented.

“Exploring The Gullah Culture” is a unique presentation where that difference can be experienced first hand.  Boone Hall is the only plantation in the Charleston area to present a live presentation of this unique culture adapted by African slaves.

True descendants of the Gullah people present the history of this culture through storytelling, song, and dance that is at times educational, at times entertaining, and at times…very moving and emotional.

These Gullah ladies share uplifting spiritual messages of love and understanding of how through overcoming the hardships of the past have brought them to a better place today.

Learn about our Gullah Luncheon

“We must leave the divisiveness of the past behind in order to move forward and claim the future.”

Ms. Gloria Ford
Gullah Presenter

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