One of our little side trips from Charleston was to Boone Hall Plantation. It is one of America's oldest working plantations, and has continuously been growing crops here for 320 years...cotton and pecans back in the day, and currently strawberries, tomatoes and pumpkins.
The earliest known reference to this site is 1681, but the original home was constructed here in 1790. The house that stands now was built in the mid-1930's. There are original slave quarters still standing, with an excellent educational tour of them.
It might be of interest to some of you that scenes from various movies have been shot at this location, including "North and South" and "The Notebook".
More pictures of this place to come...