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Address: 4300 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29414-7206
Phone Number: +1 843-556-6020
09:00 - 17:00
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Middleton Place is an 18th century rice plantation and National Historic...

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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Located On the Ashley River-near Drayton Hall, this is the best restaurant in the area. Organic vegetables, great wines and ices. The best salmon lunch Charleston has to... read more

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Located On the Ashley River-near Drayton Hall, this is the best restaurant in the area. Organic vegetables, great wines and ices. The best salmon lunch Charleston has to offer. Skip the indoor tour... it is mostly a 'tour portraiture' in dim setting. Linger outside and in the barn area. These docents are great, their info fascinating. The gardens are superb.... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We couldn't leave the Charleston area without visiting one of the nearby plantations, so decided on Middleton Place. It is known for its beautiful grounds and gardens, which deserve their first rate reputation. Our guide, Vern, was so knowledgeable, informative, and charming. He obviously loves what he does and shared his enthusiasm. We never realized how much there is to... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a fascinating place. The grounds are superb but it is the history which is so important. The guided tour of the house really explained how they lived. Outside, you could have a guided tour with regard to how the slaves lived. All the staff engaged us in conversation explaining who they were and what they were doing. These... More 

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Sevierville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice place. Relaxing way to enjoy your anniversary and learn about historical Charleston. We had a wonderful time.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Everything here was wonderful! As authentic as they could make it: carriage ride, artisans' stalls, house tour, garden tours and animals. It's a beautiful place and it's clear that those who work there are happy to be there. Lunch at the Inn was fabulous. And the "garden shop" also sells items made by the artisans at very reasonable prices--I got... More 

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A view back to the day. The drive in is beautiful under a tunnel of trees. A walk through the property and hearing how the plantation worked as a self sufficient entity was interesting to someone used to just going to the store.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have visited this plantation twice. Once in the spring and once in November. I recommend a spring visit if you are able. Much more of the landscaping will be in bloom. But a fall visit is worthwhile as well. Learn about growing rice, animals imported by the Middletons from abroad, crafts of the period and more. I did not... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens are beautiful, I get it-- but the point of visiting a plantation should not be about how beautiful the gardens are (go visit the local botanical gardens if you want to just admire beautifully landscaped greenery), but instead it should be about how the entire plantation (and really the entire southern economy) was built off of slavery. We... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great example of a plantation in the south. The outdoors walks are what is brilliant. The house not so much.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We wanted to tour a plantation while in charleston, and our Uber driver recommended Middleton for the tour and a great lunch spot. He did not steer us wrong. The grounds were just gorgeous, and the stable yard was very neat with all the old tools and carriages. I also loved seeing all the animals,especially the draft horses. The restaurant... More 

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