BOONE HALL PLANTATION & GAR DENS The sun glistens through Spanish moss, which drapes a three-quartermile corridor of 265-year-old oak trees as you enter the property. Stroll down the Avenue, explore the Gullah culture, let a tram ride take you through the plantation, tour the mansion and more. Admission: $12-24; free to kids under age 6. Open M-Sa 9 am-5 pm, Su noon5 pm. www.boonehallplantation.com. 1235 Long Point Road, Mount Pleasant, 843.884.4371.
DRAYTON HALL Circa 1738, Drayton Hall is the oldest unrestored plantation house in America still open to the public, and it’s the nation’s earliest example of fully executed Palladian architecture. Admission includes a guided house tour, the interactive “Connections: From Africa to America” program, the 18th-century African-American cemetery, self-paced nature walks and a museum shop. Open M-Sa 9 am-5 pm, Su 11 am-5 pm. Admission: $6-22; free to kids under age 6. www.draytonhall.org. 3380 Ashley River Road, West Ashley, 843.769.2600. MAGNOLIA PLANTATION & GARDENS Tour a pre-Revolutionary War Plantation House and experience 10 rooms filled with antiques, quilts and family heirlooms from the 19th century. There are also nature train and boat tours as well as Audubon Swamp tours. And one of the largest collections of azaleas and camellias in the U.S. resides at the home’s beautiful gardens. Open 8:30 am- 4:30 pm. Admission: $8-15; free to kids under age 6. www.magnoliaplantation.com. 3550 Ashley River Road, West Ashley, 843.571.1266