The Boone Hall Plantation was founded in 1681 by Englishman Major John Boone. John's family was very influential in the history of South Carolina, the colonies and the nation. The oak trees at the estate were planted in 1743, and make up an amazing entrance to the plantation. NBC Daytime television says is "a must see stop on any trip to Charleston, S.C." Boone Hall has also been recognized as the #1 Plantation in the Charleston Area.
The mansion that exists on Boone Hall Plantation today was originally build in 1936, by Thomas Stone a Canadian ambassador. Guided tours of the first floor allow guests to see how this Georgian home uses recovered antique furnishings, and materials to recreate an atmosphere that would have surrounded the plantation back in the day.
The Gullah Culture Presentation is the only plantation that does so in South Carolina. True decendents of the Gullah people present the culture through stories, song, and dance. It is a very moving and emotional experience.
The Plantation Tractor Tour is a 30 - 40 tour around over 738 acres that make up the plantation. You are taugh the history of Boone Hall and see how it is still a working farm. It is many visitors favorite part.