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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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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.
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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
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
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
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
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.
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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.
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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.
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
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 centerpiece of Middleton Place's interpretive programs dedicated to highlighting the institution of slavery and the lives led by enslaved people on Middleton-owned plantations. And save room, as well, for lunch at the Middleton Place Restaurant.