If walls could talk, they would certainly have a story to tell in Charleston, South Carolina. Our streets are steeped in history, and you can learn all about it during your stay with Charleston Coast Vacations. One of the most popular things to do here is to visit one of the best Charleston plantations in the area. Here are some of our favorites!
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4 of the Best Charleston Plantations
1. Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
You can easily spend the entire day at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. You can go on a plantation house tour here, but the gardens are what really shine. This is the last large-scale, romantic-style garden left in the country. That means that the plants are left to grow as they would in nature without being controlled by any formal gardening. You can spend hours walking through the trails, embarking on their nature tour, learning about history, and even going to their petting zoo!
2. Boone Hall Plantation
Boone Hall Plantation is a Lowcountry staple. You’ve probably seen it without knowing– many movies and TV shows have been filmed here, one of the most popular being The Notebook. Located in Mount Pleasant, it is very convenient to visit! You can tour their slave cabins, plantation home, and grounds. This plantation also hosts many special events that you won’t want to miss such as January’s famous Lowcountry Oyster Festival.
3. Middleton Place Plantation
Middleton Place Plantation was once home to Arthur Middleton, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Situated perfectly on the Ashley River, this plantation has some stunning views. They offer multiple tours here including the Beyond the Fields Tour that focuses on the lives of the slaves that lived here.
4. Drayton Hall
Drayton Hall is special because it is both the country’s earliest example of Palladian architecture and the oldest preserved plantation house in American still open to the public. Instead of being remodeled like many of the other old homes in the area, it has been continuously kept up and restored. It is truly like stepping back in time!
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Are you ready to experience all that Charleston has to offer? From these best Charleston plantations to an incredible culinary scene, you’ll never run out of things to do here. Start planning your getaway with Charleston Coast Vacations. Our rental properties are located all over the coast, so we’re sure we have the right one for you! Browse our rentals to pick your favorite, then book your getaway. We can’t wait to host you!