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Itinerary
Your visit to Boone Hall Plantation starts with transportation by climate-controlled bus from the Charleston Visitor Center. Your gate fee is included in the price of the tour.

Founded in 1681, Boone Hall was built when Englishman Major John Boone came to Charleston and established a home on the banks of Wampacheone Creek. When you arrive, your tour begins on the front porch with a 30-minute presentation by a knowledgeable guide in historical dress. You will be introduced to the history of Boone Hall and its evolution through a variety of owners since the 17th century.

Learn many facets of the plantation's history, and listen to a presentation called Slave Street, which provides a look at the living quarters, historical relics, and insight into the life of the slaves here. In addition, learn about Gullah culture, the language of the descendants of slaves who lived in the Lowcountry of Georgia and South Carolina. Boone Hall is the only plantation in the South Carolina Lowcountry to present a live presentation, in season, about this culture.

At the end of your journey, tour the garden to see antique roses that are more than 100 years old. Then head back to the bus for the return drive to Charleston.
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Boone Hall Plantation
Adventure Sightseeing
Overview
Visit Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens on this 4.5-hour tour from Charleston. One of the oldest working plantations in the United States, Boone Hall was founded in 1681 and still grows crops. During your tour led by a guide in period costume, you'll see the plantation's slave quarters and learn about its history and modern-day use. Select a morning or afternoon departure time when booking. Enjoy a personalized experience on this small-group tour of just 15 people.
Highlights
  • Fully narrated tour
  • All entrance fees included
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Small-group tour of 15 people
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Taste of history

Boone Hall is a lovely place to visit. The drive up to the house through the avenue of oaks is just magnificent! I think the highlight, though, has to be the slave quarters. From Nancy White’s sweetgrass baskets to the wonderfully rich storytelling of the...More

Thank Linda J
Reviewed 1 week ago
Educational and informative

Shawn was our tour guide and did an excellent job of preparing us for Boone Hall and all tha took place there,What I most appreciated was the sensitivity that everyone seemed to have regarding a very painful period in our history. While we can't change...More

Thank Cheryl R
Reviewed 9 July 2018
Let B.T. be your tour guide - he's excellent`

My family booked a tour of Boone Hall plantation and B.T. was our guide on the way over. He was not only a safe, courteous driver, but an excellent expert on the history of Charleston. For any noteworthy sights on our way to Boone Hall,...More

Thank ejgonzalez116
Reviewed 6 July 2018
Beautiful Plantation! Very interesting Gullah Presentation!

We went the first of May and the weather was in the low 80's, very pleasant. So much history. You can only see the first floor of the house because the current owners live upstairs. This was disappointing. The entrance with the row of trees...More

2  Thank Denise M
Reviewed 26 June 2018
Beautiful Plantation. Interesting property and historyu

Although the temperature was so hot & humid while we were at the Plantation last week, we enjoyed the visit. The Gullah area, with the lady who did the presentation, was the most interesting & entertaining. She was great!! While we were there, our granddaughter's...More

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CamanoIsleTraveller
20 June 2018|
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Response from Barbara T | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure. The tour we purchased was for the plantation.
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Dorothy W
18 April 2018|
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Yes, you will be walking a lot but there are benches where you can sit & rest for a bit. Also, they do have a tractor pulling a wagon that tours around the grounds. Check out their website for details.
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SydneyMaxine
16 April 2018|
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Yes, it is open on Mondays, 8:30 -6:30. Check their website for more information.
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