Just in time for your Memorial Day Weekend, Boone Hall Plantation will once again be open to the public! They’ll reopen on Thursday, May 21 from 9 to 5 a.m. Guests can enjoy the plantion and gardens throughout the long weekend. Hours are Friday May 22 and Saturday, May 23 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Then on Sunday, May 24 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and back to 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, May 25. After Memorial Day, the plantation will be open Thursday through Sunday until it seems appropriate to open every day.
During this reopening period, they’re offering discounted admission. The price for ages 13 and up will be $15. For children 6 to 12 admission is $5 and children under 5 are free with accompanying adult.
Boone Hall Plantation is also happy to announce new leadership along with this reopening. Jim Westerhold will replace long time General Manager, Willie McRae who sadly passed away on April 2nd.
“Willie McRae was a Lowountry giant. Those are some big shoes to fill. But I am honored to be given the opportunity and tremendous responsibility to lead Boone Hall to new heights while still keeping in place the values and legacy he left behind,” states Westerhold.
Message from Boone Hall regarding new leadership:
Jim Westerhold most recently held the position of Chair/Professor of the Forestry/Wildlife Department at Horry Georgetown Technical College for the last 13 years. He comes to Boone Hall with a strong reputation for building partnerships with a focus on land and water conservation, plantation management, and natural resource management. His resume includes over 25 years of experience with other organizations such as South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Clemson University, and private landowners. With an educational background that includes a Master’s Degree from Clemson University, Jim also takes pride in his education from growing up on a farm.
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