McLeod Plantation is temporarily closed to the public as the
structures are stabilized for safety and archaeological research is
conducted. No unauthorized public access to this property is allowed.
McLeod Plantation is a 36.9-acre property located on Country Club Drive on James Island, overlooking Wappoo Creek at its northern tip. Historically significant from 1741 to 1990, the plantation was a site of nearly 300 years of continuous agricultural use and was associated with Revolutionary and Civil War activities.
It was a working plantation by the namesake McLeod family from about
1850-1940. The property also features an outstanding collection of
buildings - some dating as far back as the 18th century - several oak
allées, and a rich archeological record.
Part of the Commission
On February 28, 2011,
Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission purchased McLeod
Plantation on James Island from the Trustees of Historic Charleston
Foundation for $3.3 million. To ensure the protection and preservation
of this historic site, consultants with experience in historic
preservation developed a master plan for the property and prepared plans
for the stabilization of the structures prior to enabling access to the
plantation by the public. Construction work is expected to be complete
by the end of 2014, early 2015.