This unique plantation is approached by a famous three-quarter mile Avenue of Oaks ★★★, huge old moss-draped trees planted in 1743 by Captain Thomas Boone. The original wooden house was constructed in 1790, but what remains is just a replica Colonial Revival mansion completed in 1935; die-hard history purists may be disappointed, but the grounds are stunning and very much worth visiting The first floor of the plantation house is elegantly furnished and open to the public. Outbuildings include the circular smokehouse of 1750 and original slave cabins constructed of bricks made on the plantation between 1790 and 1810. Boone Hall Farms opened in 2006, selling produce grown on the plantation and offering seasonal pick-your-own crops (strawberries run Apr–June).
- Frommer's Staff