Boone Hall, Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina

When in the Old South one must make a trip to see the old plantations. One of the stops was to see Boone Hall Plantation, founded in 1681 by Major Boone and it belonged to his descendants until 1955 when it was purchased by the McRae family. A member of the family still lives in the plantation home on the 2nd floor while the 1st floor is open for tours.

The entrance fee is a little pricey but I think it is worth it if you appreciate history and beauty or if you would like a better of understanding of how the Old South was.

One of the things about this location is it still does romanticize the idea of the antebellum period in the American South. Which, for obvious reasons, is not something to be proud of. When walking the site, take care to remember who actually built these houses, tended these grounds and molded these bricks. I have also attached photos where you can see the fingerprints and the small hand prints of individuals who were forced to work on this land.

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