Doing a little throwback today to 4th of July 2013. In 2013, my brother was living and working in Charleston, South Carolina for the summer, so my family drove over to the Palmetto City to celebrate Independence Day with him.
Now, 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 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.