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Middleton Place

Address: 4300 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29414
Phone Number: +1 843-556-6020
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Ranked #9 of 96 Attractions in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Cultural
Owner description: Middleton Place is an 18th century rice plantation and National Historic Landmark comprising 65...
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Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Cultural
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Really wonderful place to go exploring amongst the maze-like grounds. Would definitely recommend you go when the flowers are in bloom - otherwise it's bushes and trees and grass. Was still lovely to walk around and take it all in. The house tour was nice, and they offer many other tours of the grounds so I would recommend spending a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

It didn't seem insane at first to visit Charleston just after Labor Day; the summer had been relatively mild. Of course, Nature decided to crank up the heat and humidity on the days I chose to go down there. Nevertheless, I was determined to stick to my plan to tour Middleton Place. I arrived before 10am and it was already... More 

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Washington, DC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

$43 to see a house and garden is simply too much for my budget. After the long drive there we succumbed to the gouging, and enjoyed the walk around the gardens. But we couldn't help thinking of the slaves that made the property what it is, and the underpaid gardeners who do the upkeep today. Do they get their fair... More 

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South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Middleton place is a great place to spend the day with your family, no matter what ages. It has so many things to do, you can spend the whole day there not doing anything twice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

This plantation is amazing, great scenarios. Went there with my friends and their families. This place is suitable for kids too.The restaurant was superb, the food and dessert are amazing. Lots to do here but also just nice to walk around.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Having visited several times during the day, didn't know what to expect at night. The Grand Illumination of Middleton was well done. All parts of the experience were bright and cheery. The actors, costumes, music, and food are terrific. A walk back in time that is rewarding in all aspects.

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new england
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Lovely grounds, and you can spend a lot of time here enjoying the sights. I would have given it a higher rating but for the cost, especially compared to other estate destinations around the country. Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania, for example, is much more elaborate than Middleton Place, but is much less expensive. At Middleton, it cost us $54 to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Expierenced our first Grand Illumination at Middleton tonight with our family. Everyone in our party thoroughly enjoyed the experience including our children, ages 5 and 9. The guides and actors were enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the time period and Middleton's. Highly recommend the experience.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

I don't appreciate history but Pat kept me interested and made the tour of the old homestead a special experience. Well worth doing.

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Gibsonville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Beautiful grounds. Sad history. A portion of the house is still standing. Onsite restaurant is just average.

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