15 Plantations in United States that you should visit - With photos & details

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15 Plantations to explore in United States

Third largest and third most populous country in the world. Size-wise, it is almost as large as the continent of Europe.

Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens1235 Long Point Rd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464, USA

This is one of America's oldest working plantations, continually growing crops for over 320 years. The plantation includes a large Colonial Revival plantation house, a number of slave cabins or cottages, several flower gardens and more.

Charleston Tea Plantation6617 Maybank Hwy, Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487, USA

One of the beautiful and cool areas in Charleston county.  It grows the tea sold under the brand name American Classic Tea and Charleston Tea Plantation from the Camellia sinensis plant. Every year they used to host the First Flush Festival celebrating the beginning of the harvest season.

Congaree National Park100 National Park Rd, Hopkins, SC 29061, USA

American national park in central South Carolina which preserves the largest tract of old growth bottomland hardwood forest left in the United States. The lush trees growing in its floodplain forest are some of the tallest in the eastern United States, forming one of the highest temperate deciduous forest canopies remaining in the world.

Gascoigne BluffGascoigne Bluff, St Simons, GA 31522, USA

Gascoigne Bluff is a bluff next to the Frederica River on the western side of the island of St. Simons, Georgia which was a Native American campground, the site of a Franciscan monastery named San Buenaventura, and the site of the Province of Georgia's first naval base.  This area was one of several St. Simons Island plantations owned by John Couper who lived at Cannon Point, St. Simons Island, and who donated his library of 20,000 volumes to the Library of Congress.

George Washington’s Mt. Vernon3200 Mount Vernon Hwy, Mt Vernon, VA 22309, USA

Mount Vernon was the plantation of George Washington, the first President of the United States, which was situated in the banks of the Potomac River in Fairfax County. There is also a beautiful mansion built in there. It remained Washington's home for the rest of his life.

Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve832 John B White Sr Blvd, Spartanburg, SC 29306, USA

A 10 acre public garden which was located at 820 John B. White Sr. Blvd. in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Admission is free and the garden is open to the public during daylight hours. The collection includes pines, spruces, firs, larches, yews, junipers, cedars, cypresses, and sequoias as well as some deciduous conifers such as the Bald Cypress and so more.

Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation5556 US-17, Brunswick, GA 31525, USA

The Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation was a plantation on the Altamaha River, in Glynn County, Georgia. It produced rice from 1800 until 1915, when growing rice became unprofitable. Then it was primarily a dairy farm until 1942. The plantation site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976 and is operated as a Georga State Historic Site.[2] The Georgia Department of Natural Resources manages 1,268 acres of land and 696 acres of marsh.

Kingsley Plantation11676 Palmetto Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32226, USA

Site of a former estate that was named for an early owner, Zephaniah Kingsley, who spent 25 years there. The plantation was originally 1,000 acres (4.0 km2), most of which has been taken over by forest; the structures and grounds of the park now comprise approximately 60 acres (242,811.385 m2). The most prominent features of Kingsley Plantation are the owner's house—a structure of architectural significance built probably between 1797 and 1798 that is cited as being the oldest surviving plantati

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens3550 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414, USA

This is a historic house with gardens located on the Ashley River. It is one of the oldest plantations in the South, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Magnolia Plantation is located near Charleston and directly across the Ashley River from North Charleston. The house and gardens are open daily; an admission fee is charged.

Oak HillOak Hill, VA 20171, USA

Oak Hill is a mansion and plantation located in Aldie, Virginia that was for 22 years a home of James Monroe, the fifth U.S. President. It is a National Historic Landmark, but privately owned and not open to the public.

Oatlands Plantation LaneOatlands Plantation Ln, Leesburg, VA 20175, USA

Oatlands Plantation is an estate located in Leesburg, Virginia. operated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a National Historic Landmark. The Oatlands property is composed of the main mansion and 415 acres of farmland and gardens. The house is judged as one of the finest Federal period country estate houses in the nation.

Reid Park Zoo3400 E Zoo Ct, Tucson, AZ 85716, USA

The Reid Park Zoo, founded in 1967, is a 24-acre (9.7 ha) city-owned and operated non-profit zoo located within Reid Park in Tucson, Arizona. The zoo features more than 500 animals. Reid Park Zoo consists of four zones that are organized by the types of habitats and animals they house.

Temple Hall Farm Regional Park15855 Limestone School Rd, Leesburg, VA 20176, USA

Temple Hall is an early 19th-century Federal-style mansion and working farm near the Potomac River north of Leesburg in Loudoun County, Virginia which was constructed in 1810.

Tree That Owns Itself277 S Finley St, Athens, GA 30605, USA

The Tree That Owns Itself is a white oak tree that, according to legend, has legal ownership of itself and of all land within eight feet of its base. The tree, also called the Jackson Oak, is at the corner of South Finley and Dearing Streets in Athens, Georgia, United States.

Violet Bank DriveViolet Bank Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23464, USA

Violet Bank is a historic plantation house and museum in Colonial Heights, Virginia. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. Today the home is a superb example of Federal design and American interior decorative arts. The museum interprets the period from 1815 to 1873 and displays a wide array of Civil War era artifacts.