boone hall plantation //

Boone Hall Plantation was one my favorite places that we visited during our stay in Charleston. It is rich in history, architecture,beauty and is one of America's oldest working plantations. It was very humbling to walk and tour the grounds of where my ancestors once lived, worked and died. It is also remarkable to see how the plantation continues to thrive now, including hosting special events like...Blake Lively and Ryan Reynold's wedding!


The avenue that greats you as you drive up to the house is stunningly lined with some of the oldest live oak trees in the south.  They were planted in 1743 by the son of Major John Boone.  

The floral garden on the property  near the main house was at it's peek prior to our visit but I thought it was still  lovely.  This plantation home was not built by the founder, Major John Boone as traditional plantation homes were not this opulent.  The home is filled with unique antiques and belongings of previous owners and the current owners. The first floor of the home is open to tours but the second level is not as it is the livable residence of the owners.  No photography is allowed inside the home.
The grounds of the plantation have been the location for a host of  movies (the notebook), soap operas and tv miniseries. You may recognize this house from Alex Haley's Queen.  The production company left the propt house behind after filming wrapped. 

My sister and I at the entrance of one of the slave homes ( S2 giving sass above). The beauty and craftsmanship of the bricks of these homes was unreal and gorgeous.  They were made by slaves and still in great condition.  The slaves from this plantation also made the bricks for Fort Sumter, which we visited as well (and in remarkable condition too)!

I believe in order to teach, honor and love who you are you have to know and honor your past as well. xo






3 comments:

  1. Vee this is remarkable!

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  2. This place is stunning ! The drive lined with trees is gorgeous. I hate that a place as beautiful was this belonged to a person who "owned" and kept people/slaves. I know it's all part of American history & there is nothing anyone can do about it now, but I'm sure it was emotional standing in a small home where a slave built and lived. It overwhelms and saddens me to think of everything they had to endure, especially women.

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  3. I have always wanted to visit this home ever since watching the mini series North and South! Thanks for sharing Vee!

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