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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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A place I have loved since childhood

Definitely my favorite plantation. I just love the stableyard and animals. Brand new piglets... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Tigerfan85
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Savannah area, GA
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"Magical Middleton"

We recently spent three days in Charleston, and our visit to Middleton Place was the highlight of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Maureen J
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Whittier, California
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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%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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4300 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29414-7206
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Definitely my favorite plantation. I just love the stableyard and animals. Brand new piglets just born and young adorable water buffalo! We visited with both the blacksmith and the cooper who were so interesting. Walking the gardens we saw at least 7 alligators swimming and...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We recently spent three days in Charleston, and our visit to Middleton Place was the highlight of our visit. We highly recommend two free tours: a general introduction to the gardens, and an informative talk/tour about slavery at the time We spent several hours roaming...More

1  Thank Maureen J
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We chose to stay at Middleton Inn rather than in Charleston. About a 30 minute drive to downtown. We arrived at the Inn Friday afternoon....wish we had arrived sooner to enjoy the demonstrations and tours of the Plantation that came with our Inn Reservations. We...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Stayed onsite for 2.5 days, very beautiful and a lot of things to do. This being our first time their, everything is poorly marked. No building numbers/names or signs, not even the name of road! Everything is located down a dirt road, that can't be...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

A stunning location, trees older than a millennium, history (fairly up-to date and accurate). Yes, it is a touch pricey so make a day of it; you will be pleased you did.

1  Thank Patrick G
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Everything that has been said is right. We used this as a stopping point for our marsh Kayaking. The only negative is that Drayton Hall gave you more a feel of history and this place is just beautiful built at an ugly part of history.

2  Thank wasntme58
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a wonderful place to visit. We just missed the gardens in bloom by a few days but we had a phenomenal time wondering the gardens, looking for alligators sunning themselves by the ponds, and learning more about history. We easily spent 3 hours without...More

Thank Heather T
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were attracted by the aerial photo that showed the terracing. It seems the landscaping has changed from terracing to more rolling in that area. The large pond and the azaleas in full bloom were beautiful on April 1st. It is a lovely place to...More

Thank Elizabeth W
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The flowers ,new blooms on trees, sparkling ponds , made the plantation look like a Monet painting. The docent in the house was informative and very respectful to the Middleton family . The grounds gives one a true taste of life on the plantation. Great...More

Thank Bann110
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The grounds of Middleton Place are just stunningly beautiful. We only had a few hours to tour so we didn't have time to take too many tours. As many reviews have stated, the artisans are excellent in sharing their knowledge of the "skilled trades" that...More

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gmg21
5 April 2018|
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Response from Michelle R | Reviewed this property |
I love them both. Middleton is a more planned out garden and historic sight with multiple buildings on the plantation; also has a restaurant. Magnolia has a swamp boardwalk and the gardens are not as formal; they have a... More
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Marjorie L
3 April 2018|
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Response from Don B | Property representative |
The only animals permitted on the property are dogs that work as service animals, as defined by the American Disabilities Act. This policy is driven by a number of factors, notably the safety of the domestic animals in the... More
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Wendy E
12 March 2018|
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Response from RiggingDoctor | Reviewed this property |
I would plan on getting there no later than 11am and then you'll probably be there until around 4 or 5.
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