One of America’s oldest working farms is still producing crops

Boone Hall is also one of America’s oldest working farms.

Take a step back into history at Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens. The plantation has been open to the public since 1956. In 1955, The McRae Family purchased the plantation, Mrs. McRae furnished the house with antiques and began giving tours. Today, the McRae Family still owns the property, and they continue to make improvements to the plantation so that visitors can experience what plantation life was like. As guests tour each site on the plantation, knowledgeable staff will help visitors understand the day to day activities of those who lived on plantations as well the history of the people who lived at Boone Hall.

Boone Hall Plantation was founded in 1681 when Englishman Major John Boone came to Charleston and established a lucrative plantation and gracious home on the banks of Wampacheone Creek. The family and descendants of Major Boone were influential in the history of South Carolina, the colonies and the nation. The McRae family is proud to present that history, covering over 330 years, on a daily basis.

Boone Hall is also one of America’s oldest working farms. Crops have been grown and produced for over three centuries.

The plantation, which was once known for cotton and pecans, is still actively producing strawberries, tomatoes, peaches, and a variety of other produce throughout the spring, summer, and fall. U-Pick fields for certain crops are open in season.

Boone Hall Plantation
1235 Long Point Road
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

 

 

 

Video created in partnership with our friends at Boone Hall Plantation and Garden