Get the true Lowcountry experience on this guided tour of one of America’s first tourist attractions and America’s first public gardens.
BOONE HALL PLANTATION TOUR
- Starting from
- Adult Ages 12+
- Child Ages 4-11
- Infant 3 & under
Visit USA Today’s 10 Best Choice as the “Best Plantation in the Charleston Area!”
Take a trip through history as you explore one of America’s oldest working, living plantations. Boone Hall Plantation was purchased in 1955 by the McRae family and opened to the public in 1956. Along the tour, enjoy the history of Charleston and its legends!
On this half-day tour, you have the option of:
- House Tour: This 30-minute tour begins on the front porch and is given by a well-informed guide in historical dress. The tour also introduces you to the history of Boone Hall Plantation and its evolution through several owners since 1681.
- Slave Cabin and History Presentation: Look at the living quarters, historic relics, and lifestyle of the enslaved people who lived here at Boone Hall.
- Garden Tour: One of the main features of our garden are antique roses that are over 100 years old.
- “Exploring The Gullah Culture:” Boone Hall Plantation is the only plantation in the S.C. Lowcountry to offer a live, seasonal presentation of this unique culture adapted by African enslaved people.
Round-trip transportation in our climate-controlled buses and all gate fees are included in the price of the tour!
Do I have to purchase tickets in advance?
Advance purchase is highly recommended and tours often sell out in advance. To maximize your chances of getting the day and time you prefer, please book well in advance.
What’s not included?
If you wish to purchase food, souvenirs, or drinks while at Boone Hall, the cost of those items is not included in the tour price. Gratuities are not included, nor required, but always appreciated for a job well done!
Are children allowed?
Yes, and there is a reduced price for children 11 and younger.
What type of ticket should I buy if I’m bringing a very young child?
While we welcome children of all ages on the tour, the tour is not recommended for small children. We have reduced price tickets for children ages 4 to 11. Children ages 3 and younger are free with an accompanying adult ticket.
Is there parking?
Yes, free parking is available at the Charleston Visitor’s Center.
Is the bus handicap accessible?
At the present time, we have one bus out of our fleet of six that can accommodate a wheelchair. If you need any handicap assistance, notice must be given at least 24 hours in advance.
Can I bring food or beverages on the bus?
Food and drinks are not allowed on the bus.
Do you run year-round?
Yes, we operate tours seven days a week year-round except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. Seasonal hours apply, so please check our calendar for the most up-to-date schedule information.
Is the bus air conditioned?
Is the tour narrated?
Yes, the tour is narrated by a licensed, professional tour guide.
Is there a restroom on the bus?
No, but restrooms are located at the Visitors Center.
Is photography allowed at Boone Hall Plantation?
While photography is not allowed inside the house at Boone Hall Plantation, you are welcome to take photos during the other portions of the tour.
Can I carry luggage or other large items on the bus?
No. We do not have space on the bus for large items such as luggage, wheelchairs, or strollers.
Are pets allowed?
No. Service animals are allowed, however.
Can I book a private tour?