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Boone Hall Plantation

Boone Hall Plantation

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Charleston: Boone Hall & Historic City Tour Combo

1. Charleston: Boone Hall & Historic City Tour Combo

Hop aboard a comfortable coach have and uncover local history with a tour of Boone Hall Plantation. Afterwards travel through over 100 of Charleston’s most iconic sights and get up close to the past with some stops along the way. Meet your guide in Charleston and depart for Boone Hall in a deluxe on a climate-controlled coach. Upon arrival, enjoy a 30-minute guided tour of the main house. Have free time at the plantation to enjoy tours of the house or garden, or listen to presentations on history or culture. Choose to take the house tour and begin on the front porch with a guide in historical dress. Be introduced to the history of Boone Hall Plantation and its evolution through several owners since 1681. Select the garden tour to see antique varieties of roses that are over 100. Travel back in time if you select the 'Slave Street and History' presentation. Look at the living quarters, historic relics, and hear about what life was like for the enslaved people that lived and worked at Boone Hall. Immerse yourself in local culture if you choose to participate in the 'Exploring The Gullah Culture' presentation. Boone Hall Plantation is the only plantation in the state's Lowcountry to present a live presentation of this unique culture adapted by African slaves. Drive back to the city for a guided 90-minute tour of the city’s historical highlights. Listening to amazing tales and anecdotes about the city as you ride through some of the most historic parts of the city. Visit Charleston’s Historic Homes, The Battery Sea Wall, the Four Corners of Law, and Rainbow Row to name but a few. Other highlights of the tour include a number of historic churches, old markets, and picturesque neighborhoods.

From Charleston: Boone Hall Plantation Entry with Transfers

2. From Charleston: Boone Hall Plantation Entry with Transfers

Tour the historic Boone Hall Plantation, a beautiful gem nestled in the town of Mount Pleasant, just across the harbor from Charleston. Enter through the Avenue of Oaks and take a guided tour of the historic mansion. Enjoy a self-guided tour through the original slave cabins and learn about the experience of enslaved people with a presentation by a knowledgeable guide. Learn the history of the area, tour the grounds and homes with expert storytellers and guides. Enjoy roundtrip transportation to and from downtown Charleston.

Charleston: Boone Hall Plantation Entry & Tour w/ Transport

3. Charleston: Boone Hall Plantation Entry & Tour w/ Transport

Hop aboard a comfortable and air-conditioned bus at the Charleston Visitor Center downtown and relax on the drive to Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant. Begin your tour on the front porch of the plantation with a guide in historical clothing. Be introduced to the the history of Boone Hall Plantation and its evolution through several owners since 1681. Watch the "Slave Cabin and History Presentation" for a look at the living quarters, historic relics, and lifestyle of the enslaved people who lived here at Boone Hall. Gain insights into the culture and life of enslaved people with moving stories and songs performed at the Gullah Theater. Stroll around manicured grounds and soak up the beauty of the gardens where one of the main features are antique roses that are over 100 years old. Be mesmerized by fluttering wings in the Butterfly Pavilion (in season). Board a tram to see the plantation from a different perspective. Head back to Charleston with a deeper understanding of South Carolina's complicated past.

Charleston: Tour Pass with 40+ Attractions

4. Charleston: Tour Pass with 40+ Attractions

Save 40% or more off of Charleston's top tours and attractions, pay zero to enter, and simply show your Mobile Pass. Choose a 1-day pass (you can add more days after purchase if you wish) with admission to Fort Sumter, Ghost Tours, Plantations, Museums, Carriage, and Bus Tours, Historic House Museums, Cultural sites, and much more. After purchase, you'll receive a text and email to start using the pass on your smartphone where you can choose from a selection of hand-selected tours, attractions, and historic sites. The Mobile Pass provides instant access to over 40 of the city's top tours, attractions, and historic sites where admission is included. Reserve tours in advance before arriving. Multi-day passes can be used on non-consecutive days. Choose between: 1-Day pass: Choose 2 featured tours plus visit unlimited walk-in or standard attractions for 1 day. • Fort Sumter Tour • Carriage Tour • Boone Hall Plantation • Magnolia Plantation & Gardens • Drayton Hall • Charleston Harbor Tour • Haunted USS Yorktown Guided Tour • Charleston History Walk • Choose from 6 different Ghost Tours • Hunley Submarine Tour (weekends only) • Mini-Bus Guided Tours Standard Attractions (no reservation required, can be visited anytime during operating hours): • Aiken Rhett House Museum • Heyward Washington House Museum • Joseph Manigault House Museum • Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site • Caw Caw Interpretive Center • Nathaniel Russell House Museum • Charleston Fun Park ($20 value) • Charleston Museum • Gibbes Museum of Art • Charleston Water Taxi (all-day ride pass) • Museum at Market Hall • Deep Water Vineyard (free tasting + wine glass) • McLeod Plantation • Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon • Slave Mart Museum • Powder Magazine • South Carolina Historical Society Museum • The Grit Counter ($7 lunch voucher per person) • Glazed Gourmet Doughnuts (free doughnut per person) • North Charleston Fire Museum

From Myrtle Beach: Charleston Tour with Boone Hall & Cruise

5. From Myrtle Beach: Charleston Tour with Boone Hall & Cruise

Climb aboard an air-conditioned bus in Myrtle Beach and make your way to Charleston. Hop on a mule-driven carriage for a historic old city tour. Learn about Charleston’s rich history from your guide and relish the sight of magnificent homes and gardens. Visit the Charleston harbor and board the Carolina Belle for a tour narrated by your captain. See 75 points of interest, including the USS Yorktown and the Battery while enjoying a delicious deli-style boxed lunch. Explore the 738-acre Boone Hall Plantation. Pay a respectful visit to its historic brick slave cabins and explore a smokehouse and a cotton gin. Receive a guided tour from a costumed hostess and learn about Southern elegance, strife, and charm. If time allows, browse the open-air market as you make your way back to the bus. See where the original settlers purchased their daily needs. Purchase a souvenir to take home, ranging from hand-woven baskets to one-of-a-kind artwork, before heading back to Myrtle Beach.

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We booked the combo tour. First was the Historic Tour of the city. Our guide Nic was very good!!! Then we went to Boone Hall Plantation. As a fan of "Torches in the Storm" absolutely overwhelming. This oak avenue is breathtakingly beautiful!!!! There is a house tour... very interesting! There was a lot to see about slave farming... a lot of information was given in the huts... We had enough time to look around the huge area. There is still a tractor ride over the entire area, it is still being cultivated and it was very interesting to see what else is being grown. Overall, highly recommended.... it always worked out great with Gray Line.

Alan, our guide for the city tour was very knowledgeable and showed us the important sights of Charleston. He drove the bus safely and was very courteous to other road users. Vicky took us to Boone Hall and again we were given lots of information on the drive there. She also gave us tips on how to the get the most out of our time at the plantation.

We had a great time. The information was presented in a reverent manner. Very hard to see how the slaves were treated but a must see for visitors to Savannah.

Very interesting, worth the time. Greyline driver Bicki was knowledgeable and kept us entertained on the transportation end. Well done Vicki!

It was wonderful! Perfectly organized and so informative. Our driver Watson was terrific!