Private Tour of Boone Hall Plantation


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Activity Level



Local Experience, Museums / Culture, Shore Excursion, Youth and Family


Kid Friendly: Yes. There is a moderate amount of walking involved.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4



English (fluent), Spanish (basic)

Tour of Boone Hall Plantation with transportation, and services of local guide

I will pick you up at your convenient location to drive you out to Boone Hall, sharing information and stories about the history and people of Charleston along the way. It will be my pleasure to arrange your schedule at Boone Hall based on the time of our arrival to make it the most enjoyable. Our costumed guide at the house will share its history with us, and the wonderful presentation on the Gullah Culture is excellent, including some acapella singing! Everyone of all ages loves the open air "coach" ride around the property, weather permitting, and the original slave cabins are very educational. The Butterfly Pavilion is a treat during all except the colder winter months. Boone Hall Plantation has been recognized as the #1 Plantation in the Charleston area by USA Today 10 Best!


Meet up for an approximate 20 - 30 minute drive to Boone Hall Plantation.
-House Tour. Take a tour of the Georgian style mansion given by a guide in historical dress. - 30 minutes
-Exploring the Gullah Culture. Enjoy a live entertaining and educational performance exploring the Gullah Culture - approximately 30 minutes.
-Plantation Coach Tour. Visit the salt marsh, freshwater pond, pecan grove and current farm lands in a motorized open air coach, weather permitting. 30 - 40 minutes
-Slave History Presentation. Learn about the living quarters and lifestyle of the slaves who lived at Boone Hall at the Slave History Presentation talk. Approximately 15 minutes
-Black History in America Exhibit. Take the critically acclaimed self guided tour through eight original slave cabins.
-Butterfly Pavilion. See many different species of butterflies flying freely in their natural habitat, and witness the different stages of their life cycle. This exhibit is open primarily during the warmer spring/summer/fall months.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will pick you up at your hotel, near the cruise ship terminal, or predetermined location in Charleston.

End location: Your hotel, cruise ship terminal, or predetermined location in Charleston.

Duration: 4 hours

Weather or traffic conditions may affect the duration of the tour.


2015 luxury model Toyota Camry sedan. I can arrange for a larger vehicle to accommodate more passengers for an additional cost.

What’s Included

My time and service as your private guide. Transportation to and from Boone Hall Plantation.
It will be my pleasure to entertain you with stories of the people and history of Charleston during our excursion.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

40 USD - Admission fee. There is a cafe on the grounds for light refreshments.

What’s Extra

Admission fees
Adults $24.00
Children (6-12) 12.00
Children 5 and under are Free
Senior Citizens 65+,
Military/AAA 21.00

Snacks and beverages, available at the Cafe, are not included in the cost of the tour.


I do not generally guide within the museums.

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