Boone Hall Plantation
Established in 1681 by Major John Boone, one of the original settlers of South Carolina, Boone Hall began as a rice plantation and was converted into a prosperous cotton plantation in the 1800's.  The Avenue of Oaks--a three-quarter mile drive lined with massive Live oaks draped in Spanish moss--could be seen as Patrick Swayze approached Mount Royal Plantation in the seemingly endless John Jakes miniseries, North and South. The first oak was planted by Captain Thomas Boone in 1843, and his grave marker is along the avenue. 

Bordering the avenue of oaks are nine original slave cabins, which housed the plantation's house servants and skilled craftsmen, known as Slave Street.  Boone Hall's Slave Street is one of the few remaining intact in the Southeast and is the only brick slave street in the U.S.

Boone Hall has been featured by Alistair Cooke, Disney, and in multiple mini-series--Roots, Queenie, North and South and North and South, Part II.  The plantation itself and the outbuildings date back three hundred years, but the present mansion was built in 1935.

Avenue of Oaks
Mansion View
Mansion View
Rear view
Dock House
Gin House
Slave House
Interior Slave House
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