By Sarah Reynolds for The Island Connection
After a popular debut two years ago, Charleston County Parks’ Hops and Vines event series returns to beautiful McLeod Plantation Historic Site for its third year on May 9.
Hops and Vines will feature live music from Chris Boone, and food from Madrigal’s Tacos and James Island’s own Fam’s Brewing. The event returns on June 13 with music from Lane Doss, and food from Jonny Poppers and Fam’s Brewing. Interpreters will be on site to illustrate the storied history of McLeod Plantation Historic Site. Guests are encouraged to arrive by 5:15 p.m. for a complimentary tour of the historic site’s grounds. The main house and gift shop will not be open during the event.
Interpreters will also be on site during the event to answer questions.
Admission is $15 in advance, or $20 on site (space permitting) and includes two drink tickets.
Extra drink tickets and food truck fare are available for an additional fee. Space is limited and this event is expected to sell out, so advance registration is recommended. Tickets can be purchased at CharlestonCountyParks. com. Dogs and bicycles are not permitted at McLeod Plantation Historic Site.
Located on James Island and owned and operated by the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC), McLeod Plantation Historic Site is a former sea island cotton plantation that has borne witness to some of the most significant periods of Charleston history. Established in 1851, McLeod Plantation is an important 37-acre Gullah/Geechee heritage site that has been carefully preserved in recognition of its cultural and historical significance. The grounds include a riverside outdoor pavilion, a sweeping oak allée, and the McLeod Oak, which is thought to be more than 600 years old. The site’s buildings include homes that make up Transition Row, where enslaved families and their free descendants lived during the 19th and 20th centuries. McLeod Plantation Historic Site is open for regular visitation every Tuesday through Sunday. For more information on Hops and Vines, McLeod Plantation Historic Site, or to purchase tickets, visit CharlestonCountyParks.com or call 843.795.4386.This event is made possible by EventHaus and Charleston County Parks.