Your Guide to Charleston’s Historic Plantations

Sprawling 18th century plantations fan out across Charleston. The groves of azaleas and camellias at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens are among the largest collections in the nation. At nearby Middleton Place, the sixty-five acres of terraces are among America’s oldest landscaped gardens. The grandeur of Drayton Hall is a glorious example of Georgian Palladian architecture. McLeod Plantation is home to a grand oak thought to be more than 600 years old while the picturesque avenue of oaks at Boone Hall delights fans of The Notebook, which filmed scenes at the plantation. Scroll on to learn more about the Charleston area’s plantations and take a step back in time.

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