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Adult Ages 12+
Child Ages 4-11

Boone Hall Plantation & Charleston’s Top-Rated Harbor of History Tour

Take a trip through the history of America’s oldest working, living plantation. Boone Hall dates back to 1681 and opened in 1956 to the public after the McRae family purchased it. It is the most popular plantation in Charleston and has been used for filming of The NotebookNorth and South, and Days of Our Lives.

The half-day plantation tour (4.5 hours) includes many options:

  • A 30-minute house tour by a well-informed guide in historical dress
  • A self-guided tour through the beautiful gardens to view antique roses over 100 years old!
  • A guided Slave Street & History Presentation through living quarters and historic relics
  • View 8 original cabins for enslaved people, all completed in a different theme containing photos, life size figures, and more.
  • Gaze at the ¾-mile Avenue of Oaks containing 270-year-old giant live oaks draped in Spanish moss.

Charleston Harbor Tour

Aboard the classic, 80-foot Carolina Belle, cruise the scenic Charleston Harbor while hearing fascinating local stories and seeing more than 75 landmarks, some critical to our nation’s history, including:

  • Fort Sumter: One of Charleston’s most popular landmarks, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired
  • Confederate and Union army forts Moultrie and Johnson
  • USS Yorktown: The famous World War II “Fighting Lady”
  • St. Michael’s Episcopal Church: A survivor of both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, whose steeple was painted black so as not to be an easy target
  • Stately homes on the Battery: Symbols of Southern elegance and perseverance
  • Cooper River bridges, including the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge: A state-of-the-art span that accommodates the largest ships in the world
  • Dolphins skimming the surface of the water and pelicans diving for food

This family-friendly, relaxing, and insightful cruise is best way to discover the Holy City and its famous harbor!

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The Powder Magazine – South Carolina’s oldest public building. Exhibits focus on South Carolina’s colonial military history!