Today I'm sharing with you part II of our little adventure to South Carolina. On our way back from Charleston, SC, we stopped at the beautiful Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant, just outside of Charleston. This place was as beautiful as I always imagined it to be!
From the famous Avenue of Oaks, to the charming Boone House, to the gardens, and to the rich history, this place is magical! Boone Hall Plantation is one of America's oldest working, living plantations, growing and producing crops for over three centuries. The house dates back to the early 20th century. There are still nine original slave cabins still standing on the property! The plantation is open to tourists who can see what life was like for its residents in the 1800s.
You may recognize this house from the movie, The Notebook; one of my favorites! Boone Hall Plantation served as Allie's family's summer home in the movie. The house and row of live oak trees also served many of the scenes in North & South.
coat: H&M / pants: dynamite / camera bag: ona
If you ever get a chance to visit the plantation, I highly recommend it. Make sure to take a long walk along the Avenue of Oaks, take a House Tour, learn about black history in the exhibit and slave cabins, see the various plants, flowers, and trees growing in the beautiful gardens, and take the open air coach tour for a motorized tour of the entire 738 acres that make up the plantation. We visited the plantation in March so spring had already sprung, but I would love to go back someday in April or May when all the flowering trees and gardens are in full bloom. I can just imagine how beautiful the colors and sweet smells must be like! I would also love to visit the fruit crops and pick some of my own strawberries, blueberries and peaches! How nice would that be!
Hope you enjoyed this little tour. This place was on my bucket list of places to visit, and I was so happy to have finally checked it off the list! If you have visited or will in the future, I would love to hear about your experiences and see your photos.
Take care for now!