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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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Simply Lovely

Middleton is one of my favorite plantations to visit. The house is beautiful, the grounds are... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sebastian, Florida
Well preserved piece of history

There are a few different tours. We were lucky enough to have a decendant give us the garden tour... read more

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

Middleton is one of my favorite plantations to visit. The house is beautiful, the grounds are amazing. Plan on spending several hours here as you'll want to take your time and stop many times on our visit to simply enjoy the views. Many years ago...More

Thank barbaragwen270
Reviewed 2 days ago

There are a few different tours. We were lucky enough to have a decendant give us the garden tour and tell us about the family (more than you might usually get). Very beautiful place.

Thank Steven S
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went to 3 plantations and this was my favorite. Very well landscaped with an easy to follow map. The grounds were spectacular and you can spend a day strolling the entire plantation and have beautiful views everywhere. A lot of walking if you do...More

Thank Haswell4
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can take a tour or just walk at your own leisure. Both are fantastic on the tour you will learn history of the beautiful landscape and South Carolina. When walking you see the gorgeous landscape and the vast amounts of wildlife from birds to...More

Thank Nicholas B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This experience felt like a must for modern Americans. I think the plantations emphasis on the slavery experience and its importance on modern day society is a not to be missed experience. Albeit emotional and difficult to process, a must have experience to fully appreciate...More

1  Thank justine s
Reviewed 1 week ago

Grounds are lovely, and wedding was beautiful. Terrain is not conducive to heels! Ceremony overlooking butterfly lakes and walk back to well setup and decorated tent. Really beautiful -- plus there was an ALLIGATOR!!

Thank DottieM218
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Middleton Place is an 18th and 19th century rice place plantation at the center of the trio of Ashley River plantations open to the public. The grounds, which include the azalea gardens, massive live oaks, and "butterlfy lakes" and other ponds, are magnificent. The main...More

2  Thank Tweentrails
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fascinating part of history. This was one of many plantations the Middleton family owned. Gives this Northerner insight into the plantation life. Enjoyed the reactors the best, showing rice was cultivated.

Thank Sarah L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited in late November so not a lot of blooming flowers but still worth the drive out of Charleston. Lots of history and a beautiful setting on the Ashley River. The gardens are still well maintained and the stories behind the pieces in the gardens...More

Thank Jessica D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Middleton Place as part of our anniversary trip. It was awesome, we had lunch while there and it was outstanding

Thank LaurieN25
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26 October 2017|
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Response from Carlie D | Reviewed this property |
if you like history, then yes, the house tour is insanely good and the other exhibits are good too. If you JUST want to see gardens, maybe skip it if it's too cold to walk around for at least 1 hour outside.
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.
Sarah C
15 August 2017|
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Response from Ron K | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure, we bought our tickets there, it was very easy onsite