The 37 acres of the McLeod Plantation Historic Site contain the essential historical elements of a Lowcountry plantation that grew the highly prized sea island cotton. Since the 1740s, the land has been in agricultural use. Dating to the early 1850s, the current main house replaced an earlier structure in approximately the same location. Other buildings on the property include the Cabins, the Kitchen House, the Gin House and the Dairy, which were all built at various times.
The expanse of fields, ancient trees, historical structures, the link to Wappoo Creek for transportation, and the allee, uniquely combine to convey the work, agricultural life, and nature of plantations no longer present on the sea islands, yet which influenced us all.
This setting requires help to preserve it and have its story told. The Friends of McLeod, a 501c3 organization, enabled the site to be part of the Charleston County park system, and continues to enhance its known history, presentation, educational opportunities, and preservation.
The Friends of McLeod, a non-profit 501c3 organization, worked diligently over a decade to protect and preserve McLeod Plantation, one of the few remaining historic Sea Island Plantations in America.
Friends of McLeod are dedicated to preserving and protecting all aspects of McLeod
Plantation, including its house, cabins, outbuildings, cemetery, oak allee, woods, character- defining fields, and remaining rural vistas. The organization informs and educates the public on the plantation's history, military events, agricultural functions as a Sea Island plantation, and particularly, the lives, actions, and stories of African-Americans on McLeod from slavery to the Civil War to freedom.
Actions are to align with protecting the plantation grounds as one of South Carolina's most valuable archaeological sites. Friends of McLeod encourage and promote efforts
for the continuing restoration of the Loutrel Briggs garden.
Click on the link which follows to see and hear more about the unique features of McLeod Plantation. The link will take you to our Facebook page which contains the video
Friends of McLeod
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