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Middleton Place

4300 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29414
+1 843-556-6020
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Ranked #10 of 104 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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Roswell, Georgia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We toured the one remaining building (house/museum,) and it is remarkable in that so many of the family artifacts have been preserved. The tour guide was very informative and helpful, and we learned much about life during those times. The main house was destroyed during the Civil War. Standing at the ruins, one can imagine the family enjoying the view... More

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Coral Springs
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11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

For anyone who enjoys gardening or visiting gardens, Middleton is a dream come true. Acre after acre of beautiful scenery. Big enough that even if they have a lot of visitors, you aren't bumping into others. Plan to bring a good camera and comfortable shoes. If in the summer (like our visit) cool clothes, a hat and water are a... More

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Columbus, MS
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13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The house, grounds, packets, buildings, and guides are full I great information. This was my second time there. It was gorgeous in February. Very few flowers in July. Great views, but sad gardens compared to the spring. Also, FYI, the movie "Scarlett" was filmed in part here, so see the places where Timothy Dalton, Julie Harris, Jean Smart, Annabeth Gish,... More

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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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10 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Wanted to visit at least one plantation during my visit and Middleton Place came highly recommended by previous visitors and residents alike. I arrived on a Monday and was lucky enough to snag a last- minute seat on the carriage tour which offered a tour of the open grounds and a historical background on the property- very interesting. I also... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

The beauty of this place is undeniable! The grounds are beautifully maintained and it is ran by employees and volunteers who are clearly proud to be there. I appreciated that we were able to show our kids such a beautiful place while also introducing them to a complicated and difficult part of our history. The guides provided factual and I... More

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Augusta
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

I've gone to Middleton Place several times. It's a great historic and beautiful place. In the fall they have Plantation Days. It's a great experience for kids as they get to see what a real working plantation was like and the hard work that went into taking care of animals and making your own food, clothes and cookware.

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Fredericktown, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

Very beautiful landscaping. We wish we had more time in the historical home to browse especially for the cost to take the tour and there is much to see. Our tour guide was great! Enjoy the quiet.

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Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I took the hour long trail ride which begins in the paddock. The horses are well maintained and healthy. Once you mount up your guide leads you through the pastures & stables of Middleton Equestrian center then through the back of the Plantation itself that over looks the Ashley River. The trail winds around and past old rice paddies where... More

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Summerville, South Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My husband and I took the Lowcountry Getaway Package at the Inn at Middleton Place for our anniversary. We arrived early and so we visited the gift shop first. We found some nice souvenirs. We checked in and then went to our room. We swept the floor because there was so much dirt on the floor. The rest of the... More

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Perth, Australia
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53 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Our concierge at our hotel booked dinner for us here at Middleton Place. He told us to skip the tours as we could book dinner for 7:30pm and go there at 5pm and tour around the grounds for free. He was right and we had a wonderful time roaming the gorgeous grounds. Our 9 and 11 year old daughters loved... More

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