Interpretive Tours

Included in your admission are 45-minute guided tours offered at 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. Tour guides present themed tours that include, but are not limited to, sea island cotton cultivation and processing, Gullah/Geechee culture, and organized and individual resistance to slavery and its legacy. Tours change as ongoing research reveals new information, and all daily tours focus on the transition to freedom for generations of African-American people who lived at the site during and after slavery.

In addition to daily tours, the first floor of the main house is available to tour. The main house experience is self-guided and there is a cultural history interpreter present to enhance your experience if you have questions or want to delve into the human and architectural history of the house.
Interpretive Tour

Group Tours


  • Education/School Groups K-8:

    Please email our Education Coordinator or call 843-762-9917 to schedule your group.
  • Education/School Groups 9-College:

    Please email our Cultural History Interpretation Coordinator or call 843-762-9508 to schedule your group.
  • Other Groups:

    Please email our Cultural History Interpretation Coordinator or call 843-762-9508 to schedule your group.
McLeod App iPhone
You may tour the site by reviewing exhibits at the welcome center and throughout the site, as well as by utilizing the McLeod Plantation: Transition to Freedom app. The app is available for download to your Apple device at no cost or you can rent an iPad at the site that is preloaded with the app.