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McLeod Plantation Historic Site

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Established in 1851, McLeod Plantation has borne witness to some of the most significant periods of Charleston's - and our nations - history. Today McLeod Plantation is an important 37-acre Gullah/Geechee heritage site that has been carefully...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
325 Country Club Dr, Charleston, SC 29412-2215
+1 843-762-9514
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Enjoyed this tour more than I thought I would! They have taken great care to introduce perspectives of the enslaved, and I learned things I never knew about sea island cotton

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kellygrier
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Tour guides extremely knowledgeable on the areas history. The plantation home is well preserved and the slave quarters were restored. Walking in the grounds where my ancestors were possibly enslaved gave me an gut wrenching feeling. In search of additional records.

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Jobe1111
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had some friends from overseas visiting and chose McLeod over the other (more packaged) plantation choices. Paul, our guide, was excellent and gave us a sincere and direct view into slavery, the plantation economy, and the human cost of building up this part of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
3  Thank Manco T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Some people who have left reviews for this site were disappointed that this tour does not focus on "the big house," but this is exactly what my family loved about this site. It is an outdoor walking tour that does not enter the house, but...More

Date of experience: August 2019
4  Thank Kari S
Reviewed 1 week ago

While sobering, the tour provided participants with a sense of the human beings who lived and died on the land. By humanizing the people who were forced to labor on its grounds, the lives of countless ancestors were finally afforded the respect and consideration they...More

Date of experience: June 2019
7  Thank DrMommaCat
Reviewed 1 week ago

The history is insane and Paul did not sugarcoat it. He was AWESOME and FULL of accurate history that you are not taught in school. I was very taken back at a lot of what was said, made sure I fact checked every thing (all...More

Date of experience: June 2019
5  Thank Landon H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This seemed to be the closest plantation to downtown Charleston (roughly a 10 min drive). The paid tour consisted of a tour guide who gave a history lesson of the McLeod plantation for the last few hundred years touching on the life of black slaves...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank cohoman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't remember our guide's name but he was very knowledgeable. It was a very sad time in American history, but the story he told brought it full circle. (not wanting to give it away)

Date of experience: June 2019
4  Thank OnAir148227
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am so so grateful for this tour, and particularly for our tour guide, Paul, who was a gifted and passionate storyteller, willing to challenge the audience and encourage us to look at the hard truths of our history. McLeod is doing unbelievably vital work...More

Date of experience: July 2019
9  Thank hfenlon12345
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour guide was very imformative on the history of McLeod Plantation from the view of the owner's and the slave's perspectives. Learned about the Gullah culture which was very family/community oriented. Would recommend a visit if you are in the Charleston area.

Date of experience: July 2019
7  Thank Pam L
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Cheryl G
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Response from 432bridgeth | Reviewed this property |
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Mary B
July 24, 2017|
Response from bbg130 | Reviewed this property |
McLeod Plantation is part of the Charleston County parks and recreation system and is closed Christmas Day, but you may call (843) 762-9514 to get hours for around Christmas. Generally they are open with tours daily.