History Lives: Visit Charleston's Antebellum Plantations With the Family to Picnic, Explore, and Learn

Clare Sweeney

By , Local Expert, Charleston
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When visiting Charleston, it is often a great idea to explore outside of the city peninsula to the many area parks, beaches, and plantations. Making a visit to the quiet, shady plantation grounds in the surrounding lowcountry can be the perfect day trip for anyone, especially families traveling with children. Variety abounds in the historical features, facilities, and types of tours available at each plantation. Come January, visit Boone Hall Plantation alongside Charleston locals at the Lowcountry Oyster Festival, or admire the Azaleas in bloom at the oldest unrestored gardens in the U.S. at Magnolia Plantation.

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