Hwy 17, Charleston South Carolina
Dating to 1681, Boone Hall survived the war and is the country's finest examples of antebellum plantation life. Today it has about 140 acres in cultivation. Remnants of the antebellum plantation stand today in the old gin house, the smokehouse and the "Slave Street." The "Slave Street" is a series of brick slave quarters near the main house, in which the house servants lived. Here slaves raised cotton while Major John Boone fought for the privileges and equality sought by the settlers. Successive owners followed his example, using the land to support their individual lifestyles. Tours of Boone Hall span the centuries and tell the stories of the planters and African Americans who lived and worked here.
Boone Hall is open all year except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
Other History nearby:
(Charleston) Avery Research Center
(Beaufort) Beaufort Museum
(Charleston) Best Friend Museum and Shop
(Walterboro) Bonnie Doone Plantation
(Charleston) Boone Hall
(Charleston) Calhoun Mansion
12/17 Coming to The Charleston area
Colleton County Rice Festival Walterboro SC April26-28 Rice Run-Walk, Dog Show, Open Car Show. Performance by Common Ground.
Sacred Heart Garden Festival Augusta GA April26-28 Historic Sacred Heart Cultural Center in downtown Augusta, GA will be the focus for classic southern gardening during its annual garden festival. Join us as we celebrate the advent of spring and raise funds to support the magnificent sacred heart cultural center.
Seafoodfest on the River Savannah GA May3-5 There is something for everyone as the price points and medium are wonderfully varied. Also make sure you check out the hot new stuff up and down River Street in over one hundred shops, restaurants and pubs!
Glennville Sweet Onion Festival Glennville GA May11 Glennville's biggest annual event, the Glennville Sweet Onion Festival, has hosted over 35 years of events, and sunny skies have just about shone upon every one. The festive day on the second Saturday of each May celebrates the harvesting of the famous Vidalia sweet onion crop.
Spoleto Festival Charleston SC May24-June9 Spoleto Festival has firmly established itself as one of the world’s major arts festivals and as one of the most significant arts organizations in the Southeast.
Effingham Oktoberfest Effingham GA September27-28 The Effingham Oktoberfest is supported and organized by the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce. The Festival is free and open to the public and parking shuttles run continuously.