McLeod Plantation on James Island

Posted by Lee and Katherine Keadle on Thursday, September 17th, 2015 at 2:33pm.

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Because Charleston is full of famous historic sites, we wanted to let you know about a new option that is now available. McLeod Plantation Historic Site opened to the public in April after several long awaited years of research and restoration. This 36 acre plantation is located on James Island and overlooks Wappoo Creek.

When it was established in 1851, it served as a sea island cotton plantation. At this heritage site, visitors can trace the emergence of Gullah Culture in the Lowcountry, tour the McLeod family home and slave cabins, learn about the dynamics of plantation life before and after slavery, and view the 600 year old McLeod Oak.

Its hours of operation are currently Tuesday through Sunday (9 AM to 4 PM), and it is closed on Mondays. Admission is $10 per adult, $6 per kid aged 3-6, and free for kids aged 2 and under. If you have a Charleston County Parks Gold Pass, you’ll get free entry for 4 people per visit. If you love history or are simply looking for a lesser known site to explore, this is a fantastic option. You can learn more on their website at

James Island is home to many beautiful houses, historic landmarks and loads of entertainment. If you are ready to start your search for James Island Real Estate, contact the Keadle Group today at (800) 804-2187!

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