Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Not So Wordless Wednesday: Charleston #3



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...    




6 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Can you imagine living in a place like that back in the day?

Anita said...

So beautiful! Like Kathy I can't imagine that being a private home,

Meg @ write meg! said...

Lovely! My parents are going to Charleston in November -- I'm jealous. It looks like such a gorgeous place!

Zibilee said...

This picture is beautiful, and I can't imagine what it must have been like to live there, either back then, or now. Could you imagine cutting that yard? There would have to be more than one gardener!

caite said...

beautiful house...and as an educational place, great that they have the original buildings.
Someday I have to get down that way..

Alyce said...

It looks very stately - such a gorgeous place to dream about living in. :)