Boone Hall Plantation

 

By: Staff Editor, Charleston Harbor Tours
October 10, 2007

Boone Hall Plantation was purchased by the McRae family in 1955, and began public tours in 1959. Furnished with antiques, the house is surrounded by unparalleled fields of peach trees, strawberries, tomatoes, and pumpkins.

The most famous element of the plantation, however, is the archway entrance of oak trees, planted in 1743 by the son of Major John Boone. Today the branches meet overhead forming a natural and impressive arch you will never forget.

The Plantation was originally established by Major John Boone in 1681.

During the 18th and 19th centuries, the plantation was known for its cultivation of cotton and pecans. Since opening for public tours, the extensive piece of land has been used as the setting for several films and television shows.

The Plantation has been worked continuously for over 300 years, and is one of the oldest that still stands. One of the popular attractions is the slave house, which still remains intact, and shows visitors an example of the original American slave huts that were prominent on plantations throughout the region.

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