Charleston Plantations.jpg

each story is told...

One of the most historic sea port cities in the nation, it’s no surprise that Charleston is home to several original plantation properties that have been preserved for the public to experience history firsthand.

Drayton Hall, Middleton Place, and Magnolia plantations are all located along Ashley River Road National Scenic Byway. The route itself is a historical landmark of its own right, and leads visitors back in time. Just down the road in Mount Pleasant is Boone Hall, still a working farm. Charles Pinckney National Historic Site is also nearby, which explores the influences of enslaved African Americans to American traditions today.

The closest to downtown Charleston is the newly opened McLeod Plantation Historic Site. This property has award-winning interpretive signage and tours exploring the experience of life for both blacks and whites.   

Our bucket list has to include all public plantations in Charleston as each offers a different experience, though all are equal in significance.