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Reviewed August 10, 2019

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 was true and factual - almost to my surprise) - and it turned my next 3 weeks into learning more and more about the history of the south and slavery.

If you LOVE trump then this might not be the place for you to visit but if you have an open mind - this is a MUST!

Date of experience: June 2019
5  Thank Landon H
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Reviewed August 6, 2019 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 before and after the emancipation. The tour was outside, and it was pretty hot and humid on an August day. Be sure to spray yourself with Cutters bug repellent, as everyone in our family got several bug bites on our legs and arms.

After the tour we were able to enter the main house and check out the fully restored 1st floor (no access to the upper floor). The house itself is fairly small, as it was built for a middle-class family. So, don't expect to to see a hugh "plantation" house. Good thing, is that the house is air conditioned!

There's also several small cabins in the back which were the slave quarters. A few of them were open so you can look inside and see the size and conditions.

So in summary, the McLeod site wasn't what we expected in a Plantation home. The history lesson from the tour was interesting, but we were expecting more house tour and less general history.

Date of experience: August 2019
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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
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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 in directly addressing our nation's history of trauma and terrorism. This is the way all sites of this nature should share their past, if we in the U.S. want to have a chance of moving towards racial justice. Thank you, Paul, and keep fighting the good fight!

Date of experience: July 2019
10  Thank hfenlon12345
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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
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