On of our stops during our Charleston, S.C., trip was Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens in Mount Pleasant, S.C. It still produces vegetables and fruit, which can be picked out various Pick Your Own fields or bought at the plantation’s market on Long Point Road.
We ate lunch at the market after our visit. It’s well worth the trip!
|Shot of Boone Hall.|
|Long driveway to the plantation.|
The tour only takes you through two rooms in the home. That was a disappointment, but our guide was entertaining and knowledgeable.
|I don’t remember what she’s talking about here, but our tour guide was knowledgeable and entertaining.|
Afterward, we headed to the slave cabins located to the right of the home. There were artifacts and educational videos located in each cabins. The videos and artifacts focused on certain aspects of plantation and slave life: church, family, work, basket weaving, etc.
|There were nine cabins with artifacts and displays.|
My favorite was the presentation of Gullah culture.
|The docent (I guess that’s what you call these types of guides) provided information about Gullah culture, language and songs.|
I also enjoyed speaking with the woman making and selling the famous Charleston baskets.
|Gorgeous Charleston baskets were sale at one of the cabins.|
The flowers in the formal garden located in front of the plantation was meticulously kept and it was fun walking around the beautiful flowers.
|Someone picked these flowers and displayed them on the plantation’s front porch.|
|Some more beautiful flowers.|