New Tour Daily at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Winner of the South Carolina Heritage Tourism Award, The Oaks Plantation History and Nature Trail brings to life an important historical element of the South Carolina Lowcountry.

Travel with an interpreter and hear about the history of the prominent Alston family here in colonial and antebellum eras. Visit the location of the plantation house, the Alston family cemetery, grounds of the slave village, and other archaeological sites. Along the trail, you will also see the natural beauty of a protected Long Leaf Pine forest. Due to its remote location transportation is by mini-bus. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children, in addition to garden admission. Purchase tickets at the Wall Lowcountry Center at least 10 minutes before tour time.

The Oaks Plantation was owned by the Allston/Alston family from the 1730s through the early 1900s and was home to South Carolina Governor Joseph Alston and his wife Theodosia Burr Alston, the daughter of Aaron Burr who was Vice-President of the United States. Her marriage in 1801 was followed by a series of tragedies that ended with Theodosia's disappearance at sea in January of 1813.

 

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