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“One of America's Oldest Plantations ”

Boone Hall Plantation
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Boone Hall Plantation Tour from Charleston
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Owner description: Working plantation with true southern charm. Features world famous avenue of oaks, 9 original slave cabins, butterfly garden, and a colonial revival style 1936 mansion. Tours and theatrical performances offered daily. Used in the filming of North and South, Queen, the Tempest, and The Notebook.
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

This plantation has a plantation house, flower gardens, slave cabins, and a hayride. Although a house was on this site since 1681, this is the third house built here so it is not the original plantation house which was disappointing but the plantation itself is still historic. We took the house tour of the first floor as second floor is occupied by the family. I would get reservations for that first. At one time bricks and pecans were produced here. I liked the Avenue of the Oaks. There is a hayride of the farm and a cafe with a gift shop.

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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

My sister and I were having a great time touring the plantation until we took the 2:00 tour of the plantation house. The tour guide escorted the last few inside the door and then slammed it shut. As he did this, he bellowed “I’m tired of this sh*t! Everyone turned around and just looked at him in astonishment! He then brought us through the next room off the foyer and gave an excellent description of the room. As people started to walk into the next room which I think was the Library, he again bellowed, “It’s like herding a bunch of cats!” At this, the crowd was just looking at each other.. just waiting to get away from this unstable guide!
This gets worse. After he goes through each room, he ends the tour by standing by the glass doors that lead out to the garden. The exit doors.
My sister and I exited and we turned around and a woman behind us had fallen on the ground, missing a step when she exited the door. Her husband started to help her up..she seemed to be okay, but the next thing that happened blew our minds! The tour guide who had been standing at the exit door all of a sudden slammed shut the door! He never came out and offered the woman any help. Instead, shut the door so they couldn’t ask for any help if they needed it. We were just astounded by the bizarre tour guide.

The rest of the tour was very enjoyable... the Gullah presentation, slave houses, carriage ride around the plantation but hopefully, you won’t meet up with this tour guide when you tour the house. It was a very unpleasant experience and put a damper on our day.

2  Thank 2010P1
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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

A great example of the old days. The main driveway is spectacular with the large oaks.

Filming location of North & South.

Grounds are extensive and well kept. Living history displays.

1  Thank Britaussiedude
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

Lovely place, but not quite authentic and that only becomes clear once you take the tour.
The current mansion was constructed in 1935, albeit of a lot of salvaged materials; the house is still technically a residence of the current owners and so only three rooms were viewed. The wagon rides of the grounds were canceled that day because of weather (cold) but at the time we were there (noon) it was sunny and 'warm'. The slave quarters were authentic and had useful information and displays.
Overall, other plantations may be a better bet.

1  Thank Doug J
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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

A beautiful stately home
Very well maintained
We did feel it was quite expensive for what it offered
The main house tour was around 40 min and only included 4 rooms would have like to see more
The slave quarters looks neglected as lots of item on display was removed
The people are very friendly and knowledgeable
Due to the weather there were no tours of the plantations itself which I though should have reflected on the admission price

1  Thank AmeliavdBerg
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