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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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Reviewed August 3, 2019

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 August 2, 2019

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
10  Thank hfenlon12345
Reviewed August 2, 2019

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
8  Thank Pam L
Reviewed July 28, 2019

Quick but informative tour. Tour guide was excellent. Shop had affordable gifts. Parking was no problem.

Date of experience: July 2019
2  Thank lindley621
Reviewed July 23, 2019

Very informative and fun place to visit. I would recommend visiting while in charleston. This place can easily take all day to see everything they have

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank ramisees
Reviewed July 22, 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2019
6  Thank donnahamlin1
Reviewed July 21, 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2019
12  Thank kellyp88
Reviewed July 21, 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2019
6  Thank jandk1234
Reviewed July 20, 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank EricaOG204
Reviewed July 16, 2019

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

Date of experience: June 2019
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Cheryl G
September 27, 2017|
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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.