On our second day in Charleston, we planned to visit 3 plantations throughout the day. The first on our list was Boone Hall. Boone Hall is one of Americas oldest working plantations and has been open to the public since 1956. The first thing I noticed when driving into Boone Hall were of course, the “Avenue of Oaks” which are a pathway of massive Southern Live Oaks with Spanish Moss cascading off of them. These trees were planted in 1743 and took two centuries to meet together to create a tunnel of sorts. Jamie and I started our tour of the plantation by touring the “Black History in America” exhibit, a critically acclaimed exhibit that is told within the 9 original slave cabins that still exist on the property today. In each cabin, there is an audio-visual presentation accompanied by photos, biographical information and historical artifacts. The exhibit took us from the beginning of slavery in America to now. The exhibit taught us how black Americans worked and lived and the struggles they faced. It was hard to listen to, but so important to understand and it makes me glad that the plantations don’t shy away from telling the stories of slavery in America. Aside from being a beautiful plantation to take photos at, I think that it is so important to recognize the history behind the plantations and cruelties that occurred in America at that time.
Another fact about Boone Hall is that this is the plantation where parts of “The Notebook” was filmed. I’m sure you know the scene where Noah and Allie are on the boat and it starts pouring rain? It was filmed on the property!
Boone Hall was truly an incredible place and if you’re in Charleston, I’d highly recommend taking an afternoon to tour the property and take a tour of the house. The history and the beauty is simply incredible.
As for my outfit, I kept things petty casual in a striped knotted front jumpsuit from Ever New (that comes in petite!), a hat (which was needed to shield my face from the sun) and slides. Admittedly, while this jumpsuit is lightweight and suuuuper cute on, I was still a sweaty mess at the end of the afternoon, haha!
What I’m Wearing: Ever New Twist Front Jumpsuit c/o (here) // Hat (similar) // H&M Earrings (here) // Palmetto Sandals c/o (here) // Sea & Grass Bag c/o (here)