McLeod Plantation Historic Site, Charleston

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  • August 15, 2017
    As plantations go, this was not as impressive as most. Not many buildings to see and the older buildings aren't furnished. It does have an interesting twist though; people were living in these buildin...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Our visit to this plantation was amazing and engaging. I've visited plantations before, but often they gloss over the part about how dehumanzing it was to be a slave, and how awful these plantation ow...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    I recommend that you tour all of the plantations located in the Charleston area if you are able to make the trip. Out of the Plantations that i visited this one would rank 4th best. I was disappointed...  more »
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  • May 21, 2017
    Amazing tour guide. Even let us touch some "sea island cotton". Even though this was staged plantation it is very beautiful and historic to visit. The indigo colored small building outside the house and the finger prints in the bricks was my favorite part. My ancestors left their mark and our amazing guide connected us to them. Thank you!
  • June 27, 2017
    Our guide, Olivia did a fantastic job. Her passion was obvious and her knowledge was extensive. All in all its a beautiful place that does a great job of showing us where we've been.
  • June 14, 2017
    What a great tour! Paul was a wonderful guide and was so knowledgeable in first-source information on the daily tribulations faced by the poor slaves on this plantation. Brought tears to my eyes to see the little children's fingerprints in the bricks from their role in making them. I love tours that actually teach me things and I learned a lot on this one.
  • April 22, 2017
    Excellent tour. Our tour guide, Shawn, was absolutely wonderful. Brilliant and passionate about the plantation and its history. He even had personal stories to tell about meeting some of the individuals who had resided on the property over the last fifty years. The tour focused on the lives of the enslaved, the vast majority of the residents who lived on the plantation. The insights and thought provoking stories Shawn told made the trip a valuable education experience. The content might seem dry to some, I think children might struggle to remain attentive for the 45 minute tour. However, I can't recommend this tour more. Also, I highly recommend asking any questions you have. We talked with our tour guide for about twenty minutes afterwards, he enthusiastically answered questions and expanded on a few topics we were curious about. Go open minded and prepare to learn and be impressed. Other Info: - Bring insect repellent. No, really. - Tour guides do not accept tips
  • June 29, 2017
    The plantation house is really beautiful. But our visit was made even better by our amazing guide, who gave us an interesting yet condensed history of the plantation, and specifically the life of black women working on plantations like this one.

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