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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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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
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.
This tour was difficult, interesting and informative. The tour guide tried to give one a fell of how it might have been to have been enslaved on this plantation. He tells the story of a actual women who arrived at the plantation at about 5...More
My husband and I came to Charleston to learn the true history of the South. Sadly, we have found it very difficult to find tours that aren’t afraid to teach the true narrative and horrors of our past. All other plantations in Charleston are still...More
We visited Charleston and wanted to learn about the reality of life for millions of enslaved people who where forced to work on plantations. To our surprise and sadness it was extremely difficult to find a tour and plantation that doesn’t sugar coat or spin...More
We were excited to see the plantation, but the experience was ultimately disappointing. All buildings are completely bare. The big house was completely unfurnished, you could only tour the first floor, and the photographs on display there were sparse. The slave houses also had no...More
We took an uber from downtown to here - cost was $12 or so. The uber driver said that this was one of the few times she has brought people to this plantation. This was not a huge plantation operation. In fact, this plantation would...More
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.