Thanks to the surprise wedding of Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, who held their nuptials at South Carolina's Boone Hall Plantation, these grand historic houses are having a moment.
Throughout the South, and even in Hawaii and the Caribbean, there are countless former plantations, in various states of preservation. Only some are open to the public, and some are still inhabited. It was hard to narrow it down to a few favorites, but we've picked some that stand out for historic reasons, or just for being darn pretty.
Here are 12 of our favorite plantations that anyone can visit. Do you have a favorite historic plantation to visit? Share a photo in the slideshow below!