the old southern way

Our last stop in history was to Boone Hall Plantation with the longest oak tree lined drived. It took two centuries for the oak trees to grow and meet in the middle over the road.

Looking back through the front gate.

Standing at the entrance to the main home.

They gave tours but no photos were allowed inside. This home can be seen in movies such as North & South, The notebook, and a few others.

This was called Slave Street and there were nine houses lined out on the front drive. This along with the oak drive was purposely done to show status. They gave quite the history tour in this area which we found quite interesting.

This plantation was also know for its brickyard which the slaves produced 4 million handmade bricks a year. You can see fingerprints in some of the bricks on the slave houses still. Much of the brick produced here can be found in buildings and streets in Charleston.

This 600 year old oak tree was in the backyard area of the house. The tour lady pointed out that this tree was already a hundred years old when Columbus set foot in America. Crazy.

We had fun checking out the limbs.

These marshes can be seen in the movie Notebook where they are canoeing through riverbeds.

Quite the fascinating site full of history, we enjoyed the few hours we spent here learning of the past.

1 comment:

Dana said...

I love LOVE Charleston!