Guided tour

Charleston: Boone Hall & Historic City Tour Combo

4.7 / 5

30 reviews

Activity provider: Gray Line Charleston

Charleston: Boone Hall & Historic City Tour Combo

Activity provider: Gray Line Charleston
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From US$ 68 per person

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Experience Charleston's most famous sights in an air-conditioned coach and make some stops on the way. Take a trip through history as you explore one of America's oldest working, living plantations.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Ride to Boone Hall Plantation in comfort via an air-conditioned bus
  • Learn about the history of Charleston from your professional guide
  • See living quarters and historic relics of enslaved people
  • View historic churches, old markets, and picturesque neighborhoods
  • Tour beautiful gardens
Full description

Hop aboard a comfortable coach have and uncover local history with a tour of Boone Hall Plantation. Afterwards travel through over 100 of Charleston’s most iconic sights and get up close to the past with some stops along the way.

Meet your guide in Charleston and depart for Boone Hall in a deluxe on a climate-controlled coach. Upon arrival, enjoy a 30-minute guided tour of the main house. Have free time at the plantation to enjoy tours of the house or garden, or listen to presentations on history or culture.

Choose to take the house tour and begin on the front porch with a guide in historical dress. Be introduced to the history of Boone Hall Plantation and its evolution through several owners since 1681. Select the garden tour to see antique varieties of roses that are over 100.

Travel back in time if you select the 'Slave Street and History' presentation. Look at the living quarters, historic relics, and hear about what life was like for the enslaved people that lived and worked at Boone Hall.

Immerse yourself in local culture if you choose to participate in the 'Exploring The Gullah Culture' presentation. Boone Hall Plantation is the only plantation in the state's Lowcountry to present a live presentation of this unique culture adapted by African slaves.

Drive back to the city for a guided 90-minute tour of the city’s historical highlights. Listening to amazing tales and anecdotes about the city as you ride through some of the most historic parts of the city.

Visit Charleston’s Historic Homes, The Battery Sea Wall, the Four Corners of Law, and Rainbow Row to name but a few. Other highlights of the tour include a number of historic churches, old markets, and picturesque neighborhoods.

Includes
  • 90-minute guided tour of historic Charleston
  • Admission to Boone Hall Plantation
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Check-in directly at the buses directly behind the Visitors Center/Charleston Museum.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Camera
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Food and drinks in the vehicle
  • Weapons or sharp objects

Know before you go

  • Tours operate rain or shine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 30 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5

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Our city tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about local history and showed us some pretty interesting places. Boone Hall was amazing! We got some really good recommendations of things to do while we were there and we had plenty of time to do it all. I highly recommend the Gullah show, it was phenomenal and a great learning experience.

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August 18, 2022

Although underneath all the fun & excitement of history, we know Charleston has a sad history of Slavery. The Boone Hall history is of such like other plantations, we all should get a chance to witness. Although the history is there it was bitter/sweet. I agree with one of the tour guides, it's America's history & we should all know it. No matter how bitter it can be. MY time in Charleston was well worth it. Thank you for the showcase.

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July 11, 2022

Was hoping the plantation portion would be before city tour, but wasn't. The city tour was very informative and the guide very knowledgeable. Boone Hall portion was OK, but due to the amount of walking required, it was difficult if you have mobility or heat intolerance issues. More benches needed in shady areas! Interesting, but more time needed to see all of Boone Hall.

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June 4, 2022

Product ID: 359850