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Middleton Place

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From US$28.00*
Middleton Place General Admission
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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...more
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4300 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29414-7206
+1 843-556-6020
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Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

We made a huge mistake by not setting aside 4-6 hours to do this. Great tour of house, great carriage ride. We didn’t have enough time for all the other activities on property- we only allowed two and a half hours. They also have a...More

Thank DaveThornbury
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

We visited on a Sunday afternoon and arrived in rain. The ticket booth and the nearby food stop have a few umbrellas to borrow for such a situation but not many. We waited until it was no longer raining. The gardens are impressive although, at...More

Thank WingerJack
Reviewed September 16, 2018

If you have the opportunity to see any plantations, make sure you see Middleton first...We toured the grounds and the house and dinner there was very good as well...

Thank Sue B
Reviewed September 13, 2018

We tried the Middleton Place and thoroughly enjoyed it! We wanted to do the horse and buggy tour but we were too late for that. So we walked around and it was absolutely beautiful! The house tour was so interesting - highly recommended! One of...More

Thank AllieMnyc
Reviewed September 13, 2018

A must see while in Charleston, stay a night or three you will have plenty to do (horseback trail ride, kayak the Ashley River at your own pace with a naturalist, house museum, garden tour and more). The onsite restaurant offers a wonderful lunch and...More

Thank DonNjen G
Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

We went on an organized Plantation Tour recommended by the concierge at our hotel. Not the best time of year to see gardens in their full splendor as the magnolias and azaleas were long gone. The walk around the reflecting pool and waters edge was...More

1  Thank Mary P
Reviewed September 8, 2018

If you have the money and time, the gardens are gorgeous. I strenuously request that the Don B, Public Relations Manager at Middleton Place attend and send “mystery” attendees for a more accurate understanding of how a the slavery experience is explained. The guide who...More

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Don B, Public Relations Manager at Middleton Place, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

Thank you for this recent review and characterization of the gardens as gorgeous. You are not alone in that assessment – the Garden Club of America has praised it as “the most important and most interesting garden” in the United States. The guides that visitors...More

Reviewed September 7, 2018

We toured the home and the gardens with knowledgeable guides. The grounds are lush and green. You will feel as if you are transported to another world! Don’t miss this one.

Thank Vinopopos
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

Lunch in the on-site restaurant overlooking the gardens & pond was very tasty. Great atmosphere. Try the mushroom toast. The gardens were beautiful. Well informed staff in the workshops. Friendly volunteers. Nice garden shop & nursery.

1  Thank Zac A
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

The gardens are beautiful, but large parts are not wheelchair accessible. We were a little disappointed that there were no carriage tours in the afternoon when we were there.

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Jan J
October 9, 2018|
Response from Don B | Property representative |
The House Museum does offer tours, with available time slots that can be booked upon arrival. In addition to the Gardens and House Museum, please allocate time for the Plantation Stableyards and Eliza's House, the... More
June 26, 2018|
Response from Torcatt | Reviewed this property |
I saw lots of people doing it and there are a ton of picnic tables
June 19, 2018|
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Response from Don B | Property representative |
Tickets may be purchased onsite at the Ticket Booth adjacent to Visitor Parking - no need to purchase in advance!