Looking for a unique fall activity? Boone Hall Plantation combines history with fall fun! With one of the largest and longest running fall festivals in the state of South Carolina, there is endless fun to be had at this important cultural site!
Major John Boone started farming on Boone Hall Plantation in 1681. Centuries later, it is a popular tourist attraction that focuses on educating visitors on the reality of plantation life, Gullah culture, South Carolina heritage, and other topics. Boone Hall is the only plantation in the Lowcountry to present a live presentation of the unique Gullah culture adapted by African slaves, with emotional demonstrations by living descendants of the Gullah people. Boone Hall also has a breathtaking butterfly pavilion, spectacular gardens, house tours, and more! They host a variety of outstanding events and festivals throughout the year, but my favorite time to visit is during their fall festival.
Boone Hall is the perfect fall destination! There are two major components to Boone Hall's fall festival.
The Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch is loaded with family-friendly fun. An admission ticket entitles you to a hayride through colorful fall displays, a petting zoo, an eight acre corn maze, inflatables, and pumpkin shopping! It is fabulously fun for all ages! Admission is $12 for those 2 and up.
If you want a truly spooky experience, then you should check out Boone Hall Fright Nights that take place on weekend evenings through September and October. This haunted house features three scary attractions: Fallen Oaks Motel, Tiny's Toy Factory, and Sinister Cinema Haunted Hayride. You can get into all three attractions for $35! Expect some jump scares, special effects, and an awesome adrenaline rush.
Next time you're in Charleston, check out Boone Plantation! You'll have a great time and you'll probably walk away having learned something new!