McLeod Plantation Historic Site, Charleston

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  • The story boards in the house were incredible and the original slave homes were interesting. Terrible tour guide (older man) that ranted about slavery rather than the history of the family and mechani...  more »
  • We could not join the tour, and the tour must be why this gets good reviews. We followed the map but it just felt like we were wandering around. All of the outbuildings looked the same, so more contex...  more »
  • Camping at James Island County Park (another gem), I chose to visit the McLeod Plantation because it was two miles from camp. I am very glad I did! The main house, the slave houses are all in perfect ...  more »
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  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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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