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Middleton Place

4300 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29414
+1 843-556-6020
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Ranked #9 of 106 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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Madrid, Spain
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

The plantation is large and not far from the city, however, I was very disappointed that the bare minimum price per adult was $28 and that does not include entry into the house which is another $15 extra. I've toured castles and palaces, such as Versailles for significantly less money and this place doesn't hold a candle to them. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Middleton Place was beautiful and worth the admission fee. My husband and I had a great time exploring the property. We took the inclusive tours as well as the extra home tour. The tour guides were very informative and eager to share information. I would highly recommend Middleton Place!

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Jersey Shore
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We had a very enjoyable day here. We walked the plantation and took the house tour. The house tour was very informative and covered the history of the plantation from it's inception through present day. The grounds were beautiful, we walked the long tour on the map. The farm was interesting. We had a very pleasant chat with the woman... More

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Charleston SC
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The membership pays for it self in maybe 2-3 visits. We live in area (40 min away) and were able to stop in when we had time. I just enjoyed it for the walk. The gardens are great and the stroll thru at different times of year is quite pleasant. Bit hot in middle of day so stick to cooler... More

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British Columbia, Canada
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8 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

My sister and I spent the day walking around Middleton and it was beautiful. We did one of the free walking tours and it was very interesting to learn about the history of the plantation. The grounds were beautiful with large trees and gardens, swans, turtles and even a couple gators. We had lunch at the restaurant and had the... More

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

I would rate it five stars had it not been for the bad attitude at the ticket booth. You would think at $28.00 for admissions alone, Middleton would hire ticket attendants at their front door with manners. Very nasty. Acted like we were bothering her. Was no help at all with regard to our questions. The rest of the visit... More

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Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Make sure you time your visit at lunch time..the fried green tomatoes, fried chicken, pulled pork and shrimp and grits were to die for..and no I did not eat all of the above and die..but I did sample them all and went to heaven! The house tour is interesting, and I am glad I went but the restaurant and gardens... More

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Newtown,Pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Middleton Place Plantation is well worth the drive! The grounds are well maintained and wonderful to stroll around. We joined several free outdoor tours as well as the house tour (which is an additional fee). While it was nice to get into an airconditioned building the house tour was nice but not totally necessary. The tour guides were all friendly... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

I read many complaints about the prices, but I felt it was worthy. First you get $2.50 off for a AAA membership. We also took the advice if others and skipped the house tour since we had done so many others. We focused our time on two of the included guided tours, which were very informative and worthwhile. We enjoyed... More

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Orlando, Florida
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Wished we had visited on a day when we had more time and less heat/humidity. Our tour guide, a gentleman, was so informative and sincerely devoted to giving us the history of the site- which for us, is half the fun. I definitely appreciated the grounds and the home, and they are extensive. But the history lesson from someone who... More

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