Best Western Charleston and Visiting Boone Hall Plantation
The Charleston area has some of the most amazing history of anywhere in the country. There are gorgeous antebellum mansions, gothic churches, historical forts and so much more to check out during a vacation to the area. Stay at the King Charles Inn Best Western in Charleston and you’ll be located close to all the great things to see and do in downtown.
If you want a real taste of plantation life during the colonial days in Charleston, head over to Boone Hall Plantation. Boone Hall Plantation is located just outside of downtown Charleston in beautiful Mt. Pleasant. The Plantation is one of America’s oldest working plantations and has been producing crops for over three hundred years. The land was originally a gift to Major John Boone, who built a wooden house on the property in 1790. The house that currently sits on the property was built years later in a colonial-revival style of architecture. Many of the other buildings on the property are considerable older including slave cabins from 1790-1810 and a cotton gin house from 1853. The grounds were made open to the public in 1956 by new owners, the McRae Family, who also made considerable effort to preserve the area.
Boone Hall Plantation has several exhibits to enjoy including the previously mentioned slave cabins and cotton gin. Spend time touring the house to see amazing antique furnishing and architecture. The butterfly pavilion is one of the best attractions for children and features colorful butterflies flying around freely in the gardens. Tour Boone Hall’s gardens featuring antique rose bushes and amazing live oak trees. Boone Hall also has a strawberry-picking field in the spring and summer and a pumpkin patch in the fall.
Spend a day enjoying everything Boone Hall has to offer when you stay with downtown Charleston hotels!