McLeod Plantation Historic Site, Charleston

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  • Interesting tour. Not a lot to see but certainly enough to give you a good sense of what life was like for blacks and whites on a small Plantation. Grounds are beautiful and guide knowledgeable.  more »
  • It was a yucky rainy day for this tour and it did not matter, It was an really good tour because of the explanations and summaries of our tour guide Paul. This relatively new plantation is on James Is...  more »
  • Originally considered going to the Magnolia Plantation, but the desk clerk at our hotel suggested the McLeod Plantation instead. What a wonderful recommendation! Our guide was Olivia- and she was exce...  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!
  • 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
  • Ashley was one of the most outstanding docents I have ever had the opportunity to learn from. She made the history of the place come alive for us and it felt as if we were being introduced to the inhabitants of the plantation as more than just acquaintances. Highly recommended.
  • This was only 7 minutes from our hotel and with limited time in the area we decided to give it a shot. It was wonderful! The staff admit they are still learning about the property as there are still studies being done, and only the first floor of the (empty) house is viewable but still a great way to get your feet wet in the world of historic plantations. You learn about the history of the owners, the enslaved people who lived here, and the house itself which itself was in a strategic location for both the North and South during the time of the Civil War!