Saturday, 29 August 2015

On The Road Again - Day 8

Today was a full day! We saw that there was rain in the forecast, so we decided to head straight over to Palmetto Tour company first thing this morning.  We hopped on a mule powered carriage for a tour of the historic district. 

After seeing the town, we took a short drive over the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge. 

We did a quick drive to tour an old plantation home.  Boon Plantation left me with mixed emotions. The drive up
To the big house is gorgeous! It's lined with 300 year old oak trees, covered in Spanish moss.

This "Alley of the Oaks" was used as inspiration in gone with the wind, and might look familiar if you're a fan of The Notebook movie (Noah drives up this roadway - the house was the Hamilton family beach house). 

You can't drive up without noticing the slave shacks along the way.

We toured inside the shacks and learned a bit about slave life, and life on this plantation. 

After touring the big plantation house, we hopped on a cart for a tour of the grounds.  It's still in operation today, but not in the same capacity as the past.  Here's a small crop of cotton. 

After touring and stretching our legs, we made our way back into the historic district.

After a bit of a rest, and some dinner, we headed out to explore some of the spooky sights in Charleston.  We joined a  tour of the old jail.  

The jail is built on top of a potters field and has a cruel and scary history.  This building is said to be haunted, and has been featured on many popular ghost hunter TV shows. 

It was quite spooky in the dark!

After our tour we took a walk to the waterfront park to sit and enjoy the sea breeze (and an ice cream cone).  Tomorrow we head to Savannah, GA. 

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