Boone Hall Plantation
The most photographed plantation in the nation and known for the ¾ mile Avenue of Oaks and Gullah programs, a tour Boone Hall Plantation fulfills the inner “Gone with the Wind” experience in all of us. A historic home with columns, Spanish moss laden oak trees, horse stables, formal gardens, a butterfly room, restored cabins on the enslaved – this plantation has it all. Our guides share the story of this historic venue with your clients, offering them the opportunity to wonder at their own pace as well. Luncheon can be arranged under the oaks picnic style as well.
Drayton Hall Tour
The Finest Example of Georgian Palladium Architecture in our country, this magnificent 1742 home is void of furnishings as this is not the focus of this fine museum home. The story is preservation, conservation and continued study. Drayton Hall’s preservation philosophy was groundbreaking for its time and is unique among historic sites today. In order to preserve the seven generations of history within its walls, the house has never been restored. We tour the home with a Drayton guide, visit the banks of Ashley River, from where guests would have arrived by barge, and lunch under the oaks.
Still privately owned. There is always something blooming at Magnolia! Magnolia has been selected as one of “America’s Most Beautiful Gardens” (Travel + Leisure Magazine), and is the only garden honored with this distinction in the State of South Carolina! Founded in 1676 by the Drayton family, Magnolia Plantation has survived the centuries and witnessed the history of our nation unfold before it from the American Revolution through the Civil War and beyond. It is the oldest public tourist site in the Lowcountry, and the oldest public gardens in America, opening its doors to visitors in 1870 to view the thousands of beautiful flowers and plants in its famous gardens.
Middleton Place Plantation
Middleton Place is a National Historic Landmark and home to America’s Oldest Landscaped Gardens. Guests can spend a full day here, or combine Drayton Hall or Magnolia Plantation to their experience of the Ashley River Plantations. A museum house filled with family heirlooms. 65 acres of formal gardens, which the Garden Club of America has called “the most important and most interesting garden in America.” Stable yards with craftsman woodworking, making irons, throwing pots and dying wool. Museum Shop, Garden Shop, Restaurant and animals to visit. Middleton provides the very best in the plantation tour experience.