Bob and Shirley's Great Adventure 2011-12 travel blog

Touring the grounds

They still do a lot of farming

Most of the pecan trees were destroyed in a hurricane

Grounds dressed for halloween

School kids on a field trip

Movie set on the plantation

Three Billy Goats Gruff

Cotton Mill under renovation

Stables

Looks like a plantaion house but it was built in 1931

Nice gardens

Live Oak lined main entrance

Plantation is on a tidal river which is how the goods got...

Only skilled slaves lived in these houses

Slave road

Telling stories in character

Duck at our campsite

Heading for the pond


We headed towards Charleston yesterday and stopped just north of the city to explore Boone Hall Plantation. This is an 1800's plantation complete with slave quarters restored for tourists. We took a tour of the still working farm on the 734 acres where they once produced cotton and pecans. Now they are doing traditional garden crops from melons to peppers. During the slave years the plantation produced its own bricks. All the remaining buildings from that era as still here because of the bricks the slaves made. The wooden slave quarters in the fields are gone now but 9 brick slave houses remain and have been turned into different themed museums depicting the life of slaves and their struggles. The final slave house was turned into an outdoor theatre and the highlight of the day was a women who was a direct descendant of a slave told stories in character. We stayed longer than we had planned and didn't get into Charleston proper but did find a Passport America half price campground not too far from town. It has been 6 months since we have been in the southeast and what a pleasant surprise to come across a Publix Supermarket. Of course we stopped for groceries and fabulous Publix subs for a very late lunch. Enjoy the pics.



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