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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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RatherNotSay
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64 reviews 64 reviews
28 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

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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Colorado
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22 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Wanted to visit a southern plantation while on a visit to South Carolina and loved the entire experience. We bought our tickets to tour the plantation in the Visitors Center in Charleston. But paid an additional $66 per couple for a carriage tour and a house tour at the ticket stand on the premises. Both tours were very informative and... More

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Gloucester on
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This is the first time we have visited a plantation. We were there all day and could have stayed longer but the plantation was closing. There was not much in bloom as it is fall, but the grounds were impressive and well cared for. We did a self-guided tour, easy to follow as the paths were well-marked. Lots of staff... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We visited the Middleton place and took some free walking tours and the paid carriage tour. The garden was fantastic. Very well maintained property! Try lunch in the restaurant - its classy, tasty southern style food!

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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Take the outside walking tour of the grounds (our guide, Leslie, was very knowledgable and kept our interest). House tour not as good - the tour guide was a snoozer. A beautiful piece of property with an interesting history.

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The home is fully restored with beautiful furnishings from the family. The property had beautiful gardens and views of the river.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

A beautiful walk through southern history at the Middleton Plantation. The gardens, grounds and the reenactments really let you step back in time and imagine life as it must have been.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Gorgeous place with amazing food!!! The guinea hen was to die for!!! Definitely a place to consider having a wedding.

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