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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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Staff is great

We stopped by this plantation with no expectations. $28 ticket was steep but goes to keep this... read more

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Fascinating HIstory

To follow several generations of this Colonial family from before the Revolutionary War up to... read more

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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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  • Average7%
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4300 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29414-7206
4300 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29414-7206
+1 843-556-6020
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Reviewed yesterday 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 2 days ago

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

Thank woosailor
Reviewed 5 days 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 1 week 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful gardens, helpful staffs, rich history, fun to visit plantation animals, plantation offers many tours and all of them are good. You may want to plan for 2 days to cover all that offered.

Thank Emily M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every that visits Charleston, SC should visit Middleton Place. It is historic, informative and beautiful. It is well worth your time and money.

1  Thank jlowerat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just loved our visit to Middleton Place and particularly the tours of the gardens (even in winter) and the stables. Our two guides brought the history and period living conditions to life. It was marvelous the way they were able to address adult issues...More

Thank Kiawahpapa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Of all the plantations you can visit, this is the number one choice because of its vastness and beautiful gardens. It's setting is mind blowing and the restaurant is delicious too!

1  Thank opinionshmo2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose Middleton out of the three or four plantations located nearby on the Ashley River and have no regrets. The setting by the Ashley River accented by the former rice paddies is just breathtaking. We elected to take the self guided walking tour and...More

2  Thank mgriff41
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Middleton place is different from most of the other plantations the home is quite simple compared to the other plantations mainly because it is only a partial home because of the fires and earthquakes that destroyed the rest of the home however the deck or...More

1  Thank jllnagge1148
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Elaine H
5 January 2018|
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Response from opinionshmo2018 | Reviewed this property |
We used an uber.
26 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.
12 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.