No trip to the Lowcountry is complete without a stop to the antebellum era plantation, Boone Hall. If staying in Charleston, Boone Hall is just on the other side of the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge in Mt. Pleasant. It is one of America’s oldest working plantations, that still continues to produce crops today. To check out what type of items they have available, visit the Boone Hall Farms website. Along with crops, concerts, special events, and tours, Boone Hall is the site used in several well known films and mini-series. Shows and movies that have been filmed here include The Notebook, North and South, Queen, The Tempest, and Scarlett.
The tour of the grounds is beautiful and filled with Oaks dripping with Spanish Moss. Oh the Spanish Moss! The tour of the house is also equally as stunning, and like most house tours there is no photography allowed. Tours of the house are given in medium sized groups, and the docents are well informed. Plan on spending several hours here. There are guided tours of the house and a trolley tour of the grounds. They also have gardens, butterfly pavilion, slave quarters and educational live performances that talk about the Gullah Culture. It is a day well spent, and worth every penny.