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Middleton Place

4300 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29414-7206
+1 843-556-6020
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Magnificent Gardens

This is a great day trip to an authentic Pre-revolution rice plantation. The gardens are... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bill B
Greer, South Carolina
Beautiful historic plantation

This plantation has something for nearly everyone! The plantation consists of the house, numerous... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kathryn C
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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
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a great day trip to an authentic Pre-revolution rice plantation. The gardens are spectacular and the footpaths are wide and well tended. we spent 4 hours just walking around! Bring your camera for flowers, landscape, interesting birds and lot's of alligators.

1  Thank Bill B
Reviewed yesterday

This plantation has something for nearly everyone! The plantation consists of the house, numerous outbuildings, gardens, millhouse, trails and many enactments showing life as it was in the mid 18th century. The children especially love all the farm animals, from goats and chickens to cows,...More

2  Thank Kathryn C
Reviewed 3 days ago

The grounds of Middleton Place are stunning and give you a glimpse back into a working plantation in the pre-civil war South. The property has a mix of restored buildings and ruins. The history is very interesting and there are several tours and presentations to...More

1  Thank LPS789
Reviewed 5 days ago

So fascinating to step back hundreds of years in time! We loved all the grounds and seeing what life was like in 1800.

1  Thank caseymoe
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We stayed a few days at the Inn at Middleton Place and therefore had free admission to the plantation and gardens. We had lunch at the restaurant and the food was delicious. The plantation and gardens was a great place to visit. There is a...More

Thank iceman10000
Reviewed 5 days ago

It was hot and humid, but we expected that in July. The earlier you get there after opening time the better to miss some of the heat. The gardens are fabulously kept. As part of the admission, they have tours - the Gardens, the Slave...More

Thank Ron K
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I'm so glad we didn't leave Charleston without this visit and tour! What a wealth of history and insight. While touring the grounds I felt as though I was in my favorite book, Gone With The Wind. It felt like Rhett Butler's plantation on the...More

Thank desharper
Reviewed 6 days ago

We stayed at the inn, and had dessert our 1st night, and the last night we went for dinner. Great service, great food.

Thank Cynthia F
Reviewed 6 days ago

Middleton Place unique to this planet. It is magnificent in every way, including the food. When you go there, be sure to go early to visit this old plantation. It's beautiful, one of a kind, and is an excellent way to work up an appetite...More

Thank Steven Z
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was the highlight of our trip to Charleston. This place was even more magnificent than what we thought it would be. The house tour also had more artifacts from the original family than any other historic house we visited.

Thank KhloeN1017
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26 April 2017|
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Response from Don B | Property representative |
Middleton Place is a centuries old plantation that has been maintained, as best as practicable, as it was in the 18th and 19th centuries. Pathways are sandy, not paved, but wheelchairs can usually access virtually all of the... More
31 March 2017|
Response from Don B | Property representative |
Middleton Place is approximately 18 miles from the Charleston International Airport. You should plan on a drive that will take about 30-35 minutes.
23 March 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
II was told they do have a pier stop although I had not seen any ship. Although I did see dolphins!