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Middleton Place

4300 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29414
+1 843-556-6020
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Ranked #9 of 103 attractions in Charleston
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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Dallas, GA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We didn't expect to go here but had the opportunity and we are very glad we did as this was one of our favorite attractions. The grounds are really beautiful and there is a small restaurant here that was magnificent. The huge Oaks and flowers everywhere were wonderful. The day we stopped by there was an Revolutionary War reenactment taking... More

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Granite Falls, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Immaculate gardens and the self guided tour was perfect. This was my favorite old plantation site out of all the ones we saw in the area. Worth the time, money, and effort!

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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Had a beautiful spring day to tour the Middleton gardens. We just did the general admission (28) which included a the garden tour, livestock tour, "slave" tour and self guided tour of the outbuildings with period craft demonstrations. This took us 4 hours including a short lunch break at the site. Optional tour of the gentlemans house and a carriage... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We only had time for one plantation and we picked Middleton. It was a great decision. The gardens are stunning and I am not a gardener at all! The tour of the flank property was delightful and the history at this plantation is astounding. We enjoyed wandering through the grounds and watching the potter. The peacocks were in "full bloom"... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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14 reviews 14 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We had limited time but wanted to visit a plantation while in the Charleston area. We took the recommendation of a local and picked Middleton Place. The gardens are wonderful. The azelas were in bloom. Took a guded tour thru the gardens after a morning rain. It was a little muddy but truly enjoyed the experience. Beautiful views of the... More

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Aberdeen
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

I think this is the very best of the 3 amazing plantations outside Charleston, SC. Please don't rush your visit though. Expensive admission so get the very most for your dollars spent. They offer a number of very informative tours while you're on the grounds which are excellent. Go and enjoy this amazing place!

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Decorah, Iowa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

We visted Charleston this past April and Middleton Place was one of the plantations that we visited. Very interesting to hear about the rice growing and what it took to make Middleton Place successful. The Gardens were very nice. The little lambs were only a week old when we visited. Be sure to take time to go on the tours... More

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Suttons Bay, Michigan
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120 reviews 120 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Beautiful grounds and nice tours. This is a must visit. Jim and Linda Munro Korner Kottage Bed & Breakfast Suttons Bay, MI

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Having never been to a Southern Plantation, this was definitely worth the visit. The gardens are amazing, and the history is fascinating. They were in the middle of a Revolutionary War reenactment, which made the visit even more enjoyable. We didn't take a tour but instead wandered the grounds. Definitely worth the visit!

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Hyattsville, Maryland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

The gardens were amazing and the weather perfect but what my wife and I will always remember was an 83 year old African American guide who absolutely blew us away with his wit, wisdom, and finally his singing as he helped us understand what it was like to be a slave at the Middleton Plantation. His tour was included in... More

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