EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Boone Hall offers nine unique education programs for school groups visiting the plantation. All programs require a minimum of fifteen students and must be paid for in advance. For the benefit of the students, we recommend no more than 2-3 parent chaperones per class. Made-to-order boxed lunches are available for an additional fee.

*Education programs do not include house tours.

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843.884.4371 | alexd@boonehallplantation.com

PLANTATION PROGRAMS

Beyond the big house

Visit Boone Hall and learn about slavery on a Carolina Plantation. Tour the grounds, the smokehouse and some of the 18th century slave dwellings. Learn about the Gullah people and culture at a 30-minute Gullah Theater Presentation.

  • students :: $12.00
  • chaperones :: $12.00
  • teachers :: free†
  • Length :: 2 hours
  • Grades :: 3rd – 8th
  • Season :: March - November

One teacher per class is complimentary.

 

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Cash Crops

Learn about the early economic history of South Carolina plantations through hands-on activities. Emphasis on indigo, rice and cotton.

  • students :: $12.00
  • chaperones :: $12.00
  • teachers :: free†
  • length :: 1.5 hours
  • Grades :: 3rd - 5th
  • Season :: Year Round

*South Carolina Standards fulfilled

One teacher per class is complimentary.

 

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Discovering Nature

Experience the natural beauty of the South Carolina Lowcountry as we explore the plantation grounds. Learn about South Carolina flora and fauna and take a tractor-pulled wagon ride to see the crops growing on our farm.

  • students :: $12.00
  • chaperones :: $12.00
  • teachers :: free†
  • Limit :: 40 students per program
  • length :: 1.5 hours
  • Grades :: 1st – 6th
  • Season :: Year Round

One teacher per class is complimentary.

 

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Exploring the Past

Join our education staff on a history tour of the grounds at Boone Hall Plantation. Visit the formal gardens, the smokehouse and some of the 18th century slave dwellings.

  • students :: $10.00
  • chaperones :: $12.00
  • teachers :: free†
  • length :: 1 hour
  • Grades :: 3rd – 8th
  • Season :: Year Round

*South Carolina Standards fulfilled

One teacher per class is complimentary.

 

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FARM PROGRAMS (SEASONAL)

Bees and Strawberries

Learn about honey bees and their role in growing strawberries and other crops from Boone Hall’s apiarist. Students will each pick a small container of strawberries to take home.

  • students :: $12.00 (berries included)
  • chaperones :: $12.00
  • teachers :: free†
  • Limit :: 40 students per program
  • length :: 1 hour*
  • Grades :: pre-K – 3rd
  • Season :: April - May

*South Carolina Standards fulfilled
*Length of time not including lunch/jump pillows

Picnic tables are available for your lunch.
Adults may pick strawberries and pay per pound
Jump Pillows are available to use with your supervision.‡
A waiver is required for use of playground and jump pillows.

One teacher per class is complimentary.

 

 

What you need to know

Strawberry Picking

Visit our strawberry fields and learn about strawberries and how they grow. Students will each pick a small container of strawberries to take home.

  • students :: $10.00
  • chaperones :: $12.00
  • teachers :: free†
  • Limit :: 40 students per program
  • length :: 45 minutes
  • Grades :: pre-K – 3rd
  • Season :: April - May

*South Carolina Standards fulfilled
*Length of time not including lunch/jump pillows

Picnic tables are available for your lunch.
Adults may pick strawberries and pay per pound
Jump Pillows are available to use with your supervision.‡
A waiver is required for use of playground and jump pillows.

One teacher per class is complimentary.

 

What you need to know

Bees and Blueberries

Learn about honey bees and their role in growing blueberries and other crops from Boone Hall’s apiarist. Students will each pick a small container of blueberries to take home.

  • students :: $12.00
  • chaperones :: $12.00
  • teachers :: free†
  • Limit :: 40 students per program
  • length :: 1 hours
  • Grades :: pre-K – 3rd
  • Season :: May - June

*South Carolina Standards fulfilled
*Length of time not including lunch/jump pillows

Picnic tables are available for your lunch.
Adults may pick blueberries and pay per pound
Jump Pillows are available to use with your supervision.‡
A waiver is required for use of playground and jump pillows.

One teacher per class is complimentary.

 

What you need to know

Blueberry Picking

Visit our blueberry field and learn about blueberries and how they grow. Students will each pick a small container of blueberries to take home.

  • students :: $10.00*
  • chaperones :: $12.00*
  • teachers :: free†
  • limit :: 40 students per program
  • length :: 45 minutes
  • Grades :: pre-K – 3rd
  • season :: May - June

*South Carolina Standards fulfilled
*Length of time not including lunch/jump pillows

Picnic tables are available for your lunch.
Adults may pick blueberries and pay per pound
Jump Pillows are available to use with your supervision.‡
A waiver is required for use of playground and jump pillows.

One teacher per class is complimentary.

 

 

What you need to know

Pumpkin Patch

Learn about pumpkins by exploring our pumpkin patch. Learn about honey bees and their role in growing pumpkins and other crops from Boone Hall’s apiarist. Take a “not so scary” Halloween Hayride. Students will each pick a small pumpkin to take home.

  • students :: $10.00*
  • chaperones :: $12.00*
  • teachers :: free†
  • length :: 1 hour
  • Grades :: pre-K – 3rd
  • Season :: October

*South Carolina Standards fulfilled
*Length of time not including lunch/jump pillows

Picnic tables are available for your lunch.
Adults may pick strawberries and pay per pound
Jump Pillows are available to use with your supervision.‡
A waiver is required for use of playground and jump pillows.

One teacher per class is complimentary.

 

What you need to know