DAYS AND HOURS OF OPERATION
When are you open?
Boone Hall Plantation is open for tours 9am-5pm Tuesday-Saturday and 12pm-5pm on Sundays. Closed on Mondays.
Closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
We are also closed for regular tour operations on three other days during the year when special events are being presented. Those events are the Lowcountry Oyster Festival, usually presented the last Sunday in January, The Scottish Games, usually presented the first Saturday in November, and Wine Under The Oaks, usually presented the first Sunday in December. Check the special events page on the website at https://www.boonehallplantation.com/special-events/ for specific details.
TOURS AND ADMISSION
How much is admission?
Plantation tours are:
Regular Adult Admission $26 (age 13+)
Children Ages 6-12 are $12
Children 5 and under admitted free with accompanying adult
What is included with admission?
All tickets are general admission which includes access to all tours presented daily.
Each general admission ticket includes:
• Entrance to Boone Hall on the world famous Avenue Of Oaks
• Guided wagon tours across the entire property (weather permitting)
• Exploring The Gullah Culture presentations will be held outdoors with social distancing maintained
• Walk through tours (due to Covid) of the first floor of the plantation home
• Black History In America Exhibit is presented in nine original slave dwellings
• History talks presented outdoors in front of dwellings gives information about exhibits inside cabins
• Tour the outside beauty areas of the property at your own pace
• Stroll through our outdoor formal gardens which are a showcase of color
• See beautiful marsh views and wildlife on hand
What is a Gullah presentation?
Gullah is the culture and language that arose from the enslaved people who were brought to the Lowcountry from West Africa. Each presenter puts his or her own unique touch on the presentation. RIGHT NOW, the presentation takes place at 11:15 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and at 1:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. on Sundays. This schedule is seasonal.
What are the scheduled times for the other tours?
Other tours run continuously at different times throughout the day. Guests will receive a gate sheet upon admission that will give guidance as it relates to tour times.
How much time should I expect to spend at Boone Hall?
About three hours. However, you are welcome to spend as much or as little time at Boone Hall as you would like.
What happens if it rains?
Boone Hall is open rain or shine, but please keep in mind that most of your visit is outside, so dress appropriately. Also, we are unable to safely run the guided wagon tour if roads are effected by weather.
If weather affects my visit, can I come back?
If there is unexpected inclement weather on the day of your visit, you can obtain a “second day pass” before you leave the property. This is usually good for one week, and is given out on a case-by-case basis,
Do I have to pay just to drive down the Avenue of Oaks?
Yes. The admission is the same to enter the property past the admission gate area, even if all you want to see is the Avenue of Oaks.
What is the price if I do not want to do any of the tours?
Regular admission prices apply to enter the property past the admission gate area, whether you choose to do any of the specific tours or not.
What is the price if I arrive at 4:30 pm?
Regular admission prices apply no matter what time and day you choose to enter the plantation. Again, we recommend planning on spending about 3 hours to experience all of the tours available. So earlier arrival times are encouraged in order to be able to have a complete Boone Hall experience.
What if I purchase tickets online to visit on a specific day and want to change that date?
Online tickets can be purchased for any day you wish to visit. However, if you purchase tickets for a specific day and for some reason would like to come on a different day, you can do that without having to change the date for your tickets. Tickets for tours to Boone Hall Plantation are good forever for any one day in the future individual ticket holders decide to visit.
Do you offer memberships?
Yes, we have year-long memberships. Single memberships (cardholder plus one guest) are $125.00, and family memberships (cardholder plus three guests) are $185.00. Please email us at email@example.com to inquire about more information.
Do I have to use the Boone Hall part of my combo ticket on the same day as the other tours?
No. The Boone Hall portion of your ticket is good for any day, any time. We do not take reservations, but Charleston Harbor Tours does, so we encourage you to book directly with them first.
Do you allow animals?
Pets are permitted on the property ON A LEASH, but they are not permitted on any of the tours. Please pick up after your pets.
Do you have a restaurant on the property?
We have a GIFT SHOP that sells snacks, drinks, and pre-made sandwiches, but we do not have a full-service restaurant. You are welcome to bring outside food with you to eat at our many picnic tables. You are welcome to leave the plantation for lunch and come back, as long as it is on the same day and you have your Boone Hall admission receipt with you.
Is there parking on site, and do I have to pay for parking?
We have plenty of parking on site, and it is included with admission.
Do you have RV parking?
Same answer as above.
Do you provide transportation?
No. Uber/Lyft/taxi services are readily available to and from Boone Hall.
Is personal photography allowed on the grounds?
Yes, but not inside of the main house.
Is wedding photography allowed at Boone Hall?
Yes, but the photographer is required to have an annual photography pass, and the shoot must be scheduled in advance. The cost of the pass is $500.00 and allows entrance for the photographer with up to four guests. All photo shoots must be scheduled by the photographer in advance, as times of access vary. The photographer can obtain a pass and schedule shoots with Boone Hall’s Director Of Weddings & Events.
Do you have any farm animals?
Horses live in the stables at Boone Hall and can be seen grazing in the pasture on most days. We do not have goats or cows or pigs or chickens or peacocks.
BOONE HALL FARMS
The previous Boone Hall Farms Market and Café, which was located offsite, is now closed. Plans are on the drawing board to begin construction on a new Boone Hall Farms Market in the near future that will be located on the farm part of the property.
In the meantime, please visit the Boone Hall Farms Roadside Produce Stand for fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh eggs, and local, raw honey. This stand is located on the perimeter of Boone Hall Plantation. However, you will need to leave the main part of the plantation to get to where this stand is located. The address for the produce stand is: 2434 North Hwy. 17 – Mt. Pleasant, S.C. 29464
Produce stand hours?
Seasonal. CURRENTLY, Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Hotline number (updated daily with inventory and pricing): (843) 856-5366.
Do you sell cotton?
No. We have a small demonstration cotton field that is used for education programs
What are you doing as a response to COVID-19?
We are taking temperatures at the admissions gate; masks are required on all of the tours and while indoors; our tours have been spaced out in order to properly socially distance individual “social bubbles” (families/groups that are travelling together); the house tour is now self-guided in order to allow for social distancing; hand sanitizing stations have been installed around the grounds; a frequent cleaning/sanitizing schedule has been implemented. A complete list of health and safety protocols can be found at on the COVID-19 UPDATE page at https://www.boonehallplantation.com/covid-19-update.
The health and safety of our guests is our highest priority.
Are guests required to wear masks?
Masks are required indoors, on the house tour, and on the farm tour. They are highly encouraged everywhere else.