The McLeod Plantation Historic Site, located on James Island, is an important Gullah/Geechee heritage site carefully preserved in recognition of the generations of enslaved people and its cultural and historical significance in American history.
The plantation was the site of nearly 300 years of continuous agricultural use and was associated with Revolutionary and Civil War activities. The central theme of the site is the “Transition to Freedom” of enslaved African Americans. At its height of cotton production in the mid-1800s, McLeod was home to as many as 100 enslaved African Americans. The site includes six houses originally built for the enslaved, but they also served as quarters for troops, Freedmen, and tenant farmers. Plantation life in the 19th and 20th century, Sea Island cotton, the Civil War, and the Freedmen’s Bureau are also topics of the site’s historical interpretation.
Dairy and Kitchen
Main House - built circa 1854
Open Air Pavilion
Rich archeological record
Wappoo Creek Landing
Visitors have the opportunity to take part in self-guided tours and a variety of interpretive programming options, including guided tours, demonstrations, events, and programs. Visit CharlestonCountyParks.com for park amenities, fees, and operating schedules.