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Middleton Place

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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 July 6, 2018

Historic plantation grounds, gardens, house tour are a must see while you stay in the Charleston area. You can just feel the history. Loved this place.

Thank Beach1613
Reviewed July 5, 2018

The history really speaks to you here. Arthur Middleton was a signatory to the Declaration of Independence, and his grandson signed the Confederate Articles of Secession. The gardens are amazing, the slavery exhibits really hit home. Take time to do the house tour as well...More

Thank Richard G
Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

We stayed at the Middleton Inn so we had access to the gardens even after the tours ended. I loved the gardens and the home tour was very informative. I wish we would have had more time here.

Thank gidge89
Reviewed July 3, 2018

We have visited Middleton Place three times. The gardens are so pretty. There are staff in costume to make you feel like you stepped back in time. A must see!

Thank Walter G
Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

We spent hours walking through the ground, and the house tour is a must. The highlight of our trip was Doug the Cooper. He was so passionate about the history of the plantation and his craft. He was one of the best examples of living...More

Thank Geralyn L
Reviewed July 2, 2018

I had figured I may spend 2 hours and i spent 5. The grounds are gorgeous and still had some azaleas in bloom, though I missed the major blooms by a week. Wandering the grounds is wonderful. What really makes it special is taking part...More

Thank cruisr
Reviewed July 1, 2018

The gardens and grounds were magnificient. Staff were dressed in period costumes and gave you information on crops, etc. We unfortunately did not get to tour the house due to our schedule.

Thank Cindy T
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

I loved my visit to Middleton place. I could go on and on about the gardens, architecture, history, animals, and antiques. It is easily a full day activity if you wanted. Be aware that it is hot. People who can not walk a long distance...More

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Reviewed June 30, 2018

Weren't sure if we would have the time to stop.. But sooo glad we did. Absolutely a Must See. Like stepping back in time. The gardens are Amazing and the walking paths are wonderful. The tour of this property and the Home was so interesting....More

1  Thank zadocsdaughter
Reviewed June 30, 2018

Went in June and yes it was Hot. Go in the spring when I'm certain the gardens will be in bloom and absolutely beautiful. Our guide was amazing. Felt like she understood the history and the people that made Middleton what it is. Worth going...More

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June 26, 2018|
Response from | 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!
June 13, 2018|
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Response from Cocomaryland | Reviewed this property |
Let’s say 30– traffic dependent.