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Middleton Place

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4300 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29414-7206
+1 843-556-6020
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Not worth the visit.

We drove 50 miles to have lunch at restaurant. Website stated restaurant open Mondays. Stopped at... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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A Blast to the Past

If you are looking for old world charm and enchanting ambience, look no further than Middleton... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Middleton Place is an 18th century rice plantation and National Historic Landmark comprising 65 acres of America's oldest landscaped Gardens, the Middleton Place House Museum and the Plantation Stableyards. The Gardens reflect the elegant symmetry of 17th century European design. Sculpted terraces, parterres, and reflection pools inhabited by swans are highlights of their intricate design. Rare camellias bloom in the winter, while vibrant azaleas blanket the hillside above the Mill Pond in the spring.
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  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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4300 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29414-7206
+1 843-556-6020
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We drove 50 miles to have lunch at restaurant. Website stated restaurant open Mondays. Stopped at ticket desk and was told restaurant closed. Told her that web site states open. Her terse response "I cannot control the website". We did not purchase the $28 p.p....More

Thank 673dennisn
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you are looking for old world charm and enchanting ambience, look no further than Middleton Place Plantation. The restaurant is sublime and only enhanced by the exquisite surrounding gardens and landscaping you can view as you dine. But watch out for the alligators in...More

Thank Kitbatina
Reviewed 4 days ago

The grounds are beautiful and the docent on the slavery talk was excellent. You should plan to be here for a couple of hours. The restaurant also had excellent food.

Thank Leslie K
Reviewed 5 days ago

These gardens are breathtakingly beautiful! A relaxing stroll through acres of gorgeous trees, bushes and flowers. The stableyards were interesting and we were able to purchase wool and angora yarn right there from those very animals! (That yarn is now a VERY warm sweater! Great...More

Thank JinGermantown
Reviewed 6 days ago

As a local, we have visited several times, enjoying each time more than the last. The grounds are beautiful, the staff is congenial and well-trained, and improvements are introduced every year. I always recommend it.

Thank W7356DIjerryc
Reviewed 1 week ago

Drove through this plantation. Nothing to see cost 16.00 not worth the money. Total waste of time--Just roads not even a simple nature trail. Very isolated.More

Thank SaraJets
Don B, Public Relations Manager at Middleton Place, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Writing on behalf of Middleton Place, our first reaction to these comments is that the reviewer must have confused Middleton Place with another site she visited. In this brief review, there are inaccuracies that suggest that that may be the case. First, a cost of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped by this plantation with no expectations. $28 ticket was steep but goes to keep this large and beautiful property running. Great tour (we only had time for one but you can stay and do up to 3 or 4 as part of the...More

Thank Mreenrose
Reviewed 1 week ago

To follow several generations of this Colonial family from before the Revolutionary War up to present was fascinating.

Thank woosailor
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn’t do the house tour but did spend at least two hours strolling around the beautiful grounds. At every turn there is another stunning photo opportunity. We went mid week at opening time, it was really quiet and we felt like we had the...More

1  Thank NarelleBee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were able to enjoy a sunny day while the temperature was still comfortable. The animals were confined to their spaces but we visited with the blacksmith and pottery lady and learned quite a bit more about the plantation. Fortunately there were few people the...More

Thank MaryEllenBertkau
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Elaine H
4 January 2018|
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Response from opinionshmo2018 | Reviewed this property |
We used an uber.
25 October 2017|
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Response from Dmitri L | Reviewed this property |
It was windy and cold, but worth a visit any way. "Beyond the Fields" is a great 1 hr 15 min tour about slavery. Garden Overview and "Meet the breeds" both are 30 min tours -- are also very good. Dress warm in January.
11 October 2017|
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Response from Tamba5 | Reviewed this property |
You can but you still have to pay the admission that includes the Beyond the Fields and the Barnyard Tours. Once inside you can enjoy the property with or without those tours.