First established in 1851, this sprawling 37 acre Gullah heritage site holds high cultural and historic significance for Charleston, and for the Lowcountry in general, an excellent opportunity for your students to immerse themselves into local history. This plantation serves as a living tribute to the men and women and their descendants that preserved and achieved freedom, justice, and equality.
It is a place like no other, not frozen in time but vibrant, dynamic, and constantly evolving, where the winds of change whisper through the oak trees and voices from the past speak to all who pause to listen. - Charleston County Parks
During your visit, your group will have the option of taking a guided tour, which lasts roughly 45 minutes. You will get to tour the home and learn about daily life, pre and post slavery, the importance of sea island cotton (the main crop grown here), the impact of the Civil War, the Massachusettes 55th Volunteer Infantry, Freedman's Bureau, Gullah Culture and spirituality, and changes in the landscape overall.
Outside you will get to see the riverside outdoor pavilion, Oak Alee, and the 600-year-old McLeod Oak.