If you have ever been to Charleston, you’ll know there is a lot to see, do and eat. One of my favorite activities from this particular weekend was visiting Boone Hall Plantation. This plantation is rich in history and southern charm and holds the title of America’s most photographed plantation.

Boone Hall Plantation | Charleston, South Carolina

Boone Hall Plantation was established in 1681 by Major John Boone and his wife Elizabeth. One of it’s key landmarks is The Avenue of Oaks, a quarter mile stretch of drive covered in southern oaks that are older than our country, originally planted in 1743.

On the property, in addition to the beautiful Avenue of Oaks, you will see nine of the original slave cabins, a smokehouse, the Cotton Gin house, and a Colonial Revival-style house, which is not original to the property, and a butterfly garden.

Your admission provides various tours and experiences. We opted to tour the House, to learn about the Gullah culture or the culture adopted by African slaves along the southeastern coastline, and to walk around the butterfly pavilion.

Boone Hall Plantation | Charleston, South Carolina

What is your favorite Charleston attraction?

  • Beautiful pictures! I’ve been wanting to visit Charleston – actually, my boyfriend and I have been planning a road trip from Washington D.C. to New Orleans through the historic South but unfortunately keep pushing it back year after year… We’ll have to make it work next summer!

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  • Hi Laura! There is so much to see between Washington DC and New Orleans! The South definitely has a rich history!! The best time to travel in the South is April-May or October-November. The temperatures are not unbearable for those who are not used to our hot and humid summers! Let me know when you decide to make the trip and I’ll help provide you with some suggestions!

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  • Wow! These photos are beautiful! The plantation is so beautiful. That’s one of the things I wished we had had done while visiting the South – take a trip out to see the plantations – we have nothing like them here in Australia! x

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  • Visiting plantations is the perfect excuse, in my mind, to plan another trip to the South! 😉 There is nothing quite like them! Thanks for stopping by!

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  • Ms B

    When you make that trip definitely go to Charleston. It is beautiful and there is so much to do in such a historical city. You can spend a week there and never see it all. I have been to Charleston at minimum three times a year for the last 20 years of my life (I grew up in SC) and still have things on my bucket list :). One other suggestion–since it is so close to New Orleans–is to go to Longwood. It is a mansion in Natchez, MS. Natchez itself is pretty neat and has a ton of Antebellum homes. The cool thing about Longwood is that it is an architectural gem. It is incomplete. I have never seen anything like it! Check out my post and add it to your list:
    http://www.msbtravels.com/construction-incomplete-longwood/

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  • Susan

    I spent fourth of July in Charleston one year had a good time there also went to a town just further South that had a whole block of antebellum houses which was very interesting but I can’t recall the name. An easy trip to Savannah too which I loved, expected to see Scarlett O’Hara at any minute walking down the beautiful balconies or sitting under the Spanish Oak. North and South Carolina was one of my favourite trips.

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  • Hi Susan, South Carolina and North Carolina are absolutely beautiful states! Savannah is pretty amazing too. It’s one of my favorite cities! If you love Scarlett O’Hara, check out my post on the Gone With The Trail and be sure to check it out next time you are in Atlanta. http://bit.ly/1Q7LzFt

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  • Susan

    Not likely to return to Atlanta, we did it as a three day stop over from Florida. I live in Wales and don’t travel to the USA so much now as we bought a holiday home in Spain and go there several r all time a year so a long haul only happens once every two or three years, and we take short European City breaks if we want a change from Spain. I am going to look for your post now.

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  • Susan

    Wow Caitlin just took a quick look at the Gone with the wind trail post. How interesting wish I had seen that, my mother is a huge fan and was so excited when we visited Atlanta. We went to the Swan House on Peachtree Street, The Coca Cola Museum, Underground and the Olympic Park as our visit was not long after the Olympics were held there. I got souvenier pair of Raybans sporting Olympic detail which I still wear today. Bet they are antique now.

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