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Middleton Place

4300 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29414
+1 843-556-6020
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Ranked #11 of 108 Attractions in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Historic Sites
Owner description: Middleton Place is an 18th century rice plantation and National Historic Landmark comprising 65 acres of America's oldest landscaped Gardens, the... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Austin, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

after reading the few negative comments, let me say a few things. The grounds are not boring, even if the flowers aren't blazing. I'm now here in late October and it is beautiful. I can only imagine how amazing this would be in the spring! Next, the map is not confusing. These gardens seem very authentic. I love seeing something... More

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

I've been to three plantations along the Ashley River. This one has the most beautiful gardens and walking paths. It's so large that you feel like you're on a private tour. No crowds. Plus the restaurant is quiet with fabulous food and wine.

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

This former plantation has been re-built in part after its destruction by the Union Army in the Civil War. Thus it is not an "original" plantation home but it has been furnished with many artifacts and possessions of its colonial owners. It was a goose bumps moment to see an authorization for a member of the family to pass through... More

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Fairfield, Connecticut, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

Took a tour that our hotel concierge arranged to a plantation while visiting Charleston. A bus picked us up at our hotel just after 9am and brought us to Middleton plantation. We were given our tickets for a noon house tour and a map and schedule of the offered events. Unfortunately, none fit into our schedule if we were to... More

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Dryden, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

Tour guide Bruce Georgi is an expert on everything Middleton and War between the States. He was so helpful answering questions. We felt if we took the tour with Bruce again he had even more he could tell us. Middleton Place, the Middletons and the slaves came alive for us as we went through the fields with Bruce. We absolutely... More

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Oswego, Illinois, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

Grounds are beautiful and the walking amazing! The horse drawn carriage tour was very peaceful. The house tour I would pass on. The tour guide was not very knowledgeable and lost our interest.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

Affter a few trips to Charleston, we finally got out to one of the plantations - and picked Middleton Place. We ended up spending 4 or so hours, but mainly because we decided to releax and enjoy a meal. Very interesting, and would recommend you include the house tour (which might be a little too much for kids or young... More

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RatherNotSay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Middleton Plantation is a go-to for many tourists when they come to Charleston, but rightfully so. Seeing the extensive gardens and landscaping brings to life a by-gone era. I found myself understanding novels in which they talk about "being in the garden so far away from the main house that nothing could be heard". It's absolutely true. The home that... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Beautiful place. The self-guided tour takes you through the entire plantation. You could even pet the animals. There are horses, cows, buffaloes, gators, and a happy goat. I don't suggest getting too close to the gators.

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Chino Valley, Arizona
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Grounds are not much when the flowers are not blooming. It is very hot there in the sun. It is also very expensive for the little bit you do see. The house tour was another waste of money as it is very small. It is also just a guest house with artifacts of the time put in.

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