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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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Historic. I spent the day walking the grounds following an educational carriage ride and tour of the house. A must see when in Charleston.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Historic. I spent the day walking the grounds following an educational carriage ride and tour of the house. A must see when in Charleston.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

This plantation is beautiful and great to visit. We enjoyed our time here and loved taking the train to tour the acreage. Dick is a great guide and his knowledge of wildlife is exceptional. This is a must visit by all.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Middleton Place was filled with good history about former plantation life in South Carolina. They offer a AAA discount, so we got $2.50 off each adult ticket by showing our card. The plantation is fairly preserved as far as the grounds go. They have demonstration areas for a blacksmith, clay mason, and others who were not available the day we... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

I have been to Middleton several different times since I moved here, all different times of the year and it is always a great experience. It's wonderful to walk through the grounds and see how well everything has been taken care of and to appreciate Mother Nature's beauty. The volunteers that are on the grounds are such a wealth of... More 

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Statesville, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Beautiful scenery with good guides and information. Don't miss the long path around the plantation. It's worth the 2 hour walk for the gorgeous sites and picture moments. We also made a reservation for the lunch buffet. It was excellent as well.

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charlotte, nc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

We ate there for lunch and it was very good food at a reasonable price for the romantic setting. this is such a charming place to go for the day, be sure and eat there too.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We had a great guide, who gave us a intresting tour of the gardens. There was so much to do. Literally you could spend all day there. The place is like a one stop shop for a Charleston visit. You can stay at the inn on property and eat at the restaurant, tour the gardens, visit the house, see a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Tasteful, historic house; very impressive family collections. Excellent restaurant open for lunch with views over the beautiful grounds.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Although we totally enjoyed the gardens and the land which comprised the plantation, the tours were not of great interest. The tour which was supposed to talk about the the slaves started with 15 minutes about the wealthy landowners and did not discuss the slaves as people which was something in which we were interested. The house tour was nothing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

You could get lost here! In a good way! There is so much beauty to explore and enjoy. We were looking for something to do in the afternoon for a few hours, and I am so glad we chose Middleton Place! The history, grounds, animals, staff, and sights of the river were just great! Definitely go if you like to... More 

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