Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. presents "Black History In America" as part of the Boone Hall experience.
What really makes this critically acclaimed exhibit unique is that this story is told using eight of the original servant quarters located on Boone Hall Plantation that were built between 1790 and 1810. Each of these buildings present different themes in telling the black history story. Visitors are able to see the different aspects of daily life, how they worked and lived, struggles that were faced, as well as follow different periods of historical progression from the beginning all the way up to present day.
Life size figures, pre-recorded narratives, audiovisual presentations, photos, pictures, biographical information, and actual historical relics, are interwoven and meshed together in displays throughout the structures presenting this exhibit.
Themes for each cabin are as follows:
Cabin 1 – Praise House
Cabin 2 – Lineage and Heritage Of Sweetgrass Baskets
Cabin 3 – Their Life & Family
Cabin 4 – Archaeological Discoveries
Cabin 5 – Their Work and Life
Cabin 6 – Emancipation & Freedom
Cabin 7 – Struggle For Civil Rights
Cabin 8 – Heroes and Leaders
There is no additional charge to tour this exhibit. Admission to this exhibit is included with admission to Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens.
Boone Hall Plantation also wants to encourage educators and teachers to schedule school groups to visit the exhibit and the plantation. For school group rates and scheduling, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boone Hall Plantation is located 8 miles from downtown historic Charleston, S.C.