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