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Middleton Place

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Address: 4300 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29414
Phone Number: +1 843-556-6020
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Description: Middleton Place is an 18th century rice plantation and National Historic...
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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We stayed at the Middleton Inn and visiting to the Middleton Place was part of the package. It's a beautiful place to spend the day walking around and viewing all the gardens... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We stayed at the Middleton Inn and visiting to the Middleton Place was part of the package. It's a beautiful place to spend the day walking around and viewing all the gardens. Would recommend going when it's a bit cooler though. It was quite humid when we went.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The gardens are gorgeous, no matter what time of year you go. They are planned so that there is always something in bloom. They were inspired by Versailles, and you can see the similarities, but on a much smaller scale. The staff clearly loves what they do as well. They will approach you and engage in long conversations about what... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Arriving at the plantation at 5 PM gave us an hour to roam around the grounds for an hour before our dinner reservations. The grounds are breathtaking. It is easy to imagine the activity that went on here 100 years ago. The River, the slave cemetery, the slave place of worship and what remains of the main house are just... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We come from Texas but this was really hot. Good guide, pretty place, lots of money for a short time. Just too hot to look around the grounds and it was raining. Our fault for visiting Charleston in August.

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Stephen R, Public Relations Manager at Middleton Place, responded to this review

Do come back when you can to enjoy the three complimentary tours offered as part of general admission. Certainly, the Southeast can be hot in the summer months. We have some areas to cool off in for visitors, though, like the Museum Shop and the Middleton Place Restaurant, both of which are air conditioned. Also, the House museum is air... More 

Morrisville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

First we did the house tour, the background information about the house and grounds was very interesting. There are actual ruins still on the grounds from the original family home. We did a "self-guided" walking tour and the grounds are just gorgeous. We were lucky enough to be there (end of March) while the azaleas and camellias were in bloom.... More 

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Williams, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Good food and service. Will definitely return. Another bonus is no tax since this is a nonprofit organization.

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GREENSBORO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful place to visit. It is one of the more informative tours. The gardens are beautiful and you feel like you have stepped back into history and really learned a lot about the times and the area when you leave.

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Cheshire, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Beautiful landscaped ground with a great deal of history with the revolutionary and civil war. Visited in August which is not the best month to visit beautiful Charleston .

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Bullard, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

My wife and her family went here on our last day in Charleston and it was awesome. We bought a combo tick with the Edmonston-Alston house. This ticket included the house tour and the three complimentary tours. The house tour last approximately 45 minutes and is of a flanker house. The main house was burned during the civil war. In... More 

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Bradford UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

An awesome place, you could spend hours here. Recommend the nature walk. Loved seeing the alligators amongst all the other wildlife.

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