Boone Hall Plantation has been open to the public since 1959. The McRae Family purchased the plantation in 1955 and it was Mrs. McRae who furnished the house with antiques and began giving tours. Today, the McRae Family still owns the property, and they continue to make improvements to the plantation so that you, the visitor, can experience what plantation life was like in the 1800s. As you tour each site on the plantation our knowledgeable staff will help you understand the day to day activities of those who lived on plantations as well the history of the people who lived here at Boone Hall. Boone Hall Plantation encompasses the house and grounds, slave cabins, and commissary, with the adjoining Boone Hall Farms.