McLeod Plantation Historic Site, Charleston

#8 of 38 in Historic Sites in Charleston
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Landmark
McLeod was established in 1851 as a sea island cotton plantation. Today McLeod is a 37-acre park open to the public and is recognized as a significant historic site most notably for exploring Gullah Geechee culture.

Visitors are offered guided tours of the grounds including six original slave quarters and the McLeod family home.
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  • Olivia was great. Wonderful tour guide with great command of the history. The property is beautiful.  more »
  • Really interesting place! Focus is on the enslaved people who lived and worked on the plantation. Excellent tour given by Olivia. She was engaging and knowledgeable. I love that each guide can...  more »
  • I absolutely loved this plantation and tour. Olivia (our tour guide) did a phenomenal job of really hitting home the history of the home. I appreciated how she didn't shy away from the obvious history of slavery on the property, but stayed incredibly professional about it the whole time. With such a short distance from downtown, this experience is hard to beat!
  • I wasn't sure what to expect when arriving at McCleod plantation. I'd heard about the more honest representation given here by the guides. It 100% was the best tour of a plantation home I've ever been on. Our guide, Olivia, was extremely knowledgeable and really helped you relate to the people who lived and worked on those grounds. I left with a deeper understanding of our nation's history and how it continues to impact the modern world. And I was truly impressed and appreciative of the guides' willingness to lead us down roads many people aren't prepared to face, despite whatever push back other guests dished. The stories they told lingered with me for weeks afterward and I hope they continue doing the good work they're doing.
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