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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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Liked it so much, we got married here.

Middleton Place was a great venue for my wedding (April, 2015). My wife and I had been there previously just for fun (an historic tour of the home and grounds), and we thought it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

This was a nice place to visit and the gardens are beautiful however I was pretty disappointed when I went to visit the stables and found that many of the horses used for the carriage rides had wounds on their faces which the staff did not seem to attend to. It was also 100 degrees that day and the pig... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Middleton Place was a great venue for my wedding (April, 2015). My wife and I had been there previously just for fun (an historic tour of the home and grounds), and we thought it would be an excellent wedding location. Despite having some rainy weather, everything went exceptionally well, and all of our guests had a memorable time. If you... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This was our first trip to a plantation and we enjoyed it very much. The place is very big and there is plenty to do and to see. We enjoyed roaming the grounds and the tour of the house. Being Russian, we were especially pleased to find out that there is a Russian connection - one of the owners served... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Yes it seems a bit expensive at first glance, but well worth it when you consider that it is an all day outing that is historic and amazingly beautiful and serene; it was if we had been transported to a bygone era of grace and elegance. The tours were excellent, the curators knowledgeable and gardens grand.

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Madison, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Should definitely top your Charleston list - a visit to Middleton Place or a stay at the Inn at Middleton Place (truly one of a kind) ticks all the boxes of why people visit Charleston. Exemplary Southern hospitality, low country beauty and charm....visit the beautiful gardens, period craftsmen,enjoy a carriage ride, the sheep, peacocks, the stables, the nursery, and museum... More 

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Chalfont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Our tour guide at the house tour was excellent. Retired history teacher, grew up right in the neighborhood. Grounds beautiful. Watch out for the little alligator.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Tremendous knowledgable tours from guides on the enslaved African American way of life on the plantation, including memorable stories that brought that piece of evocative and tragic history to life. Glorious setting, interesting animals for families. Only negative is that in 100 degree heat many more water points should be available for visitors throughout the site, not only at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

beautiful gardens. internal house limited, not as good as museums in town, animal area cool. actors there to talk with about their crafts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We did the self guided tour. Trails were a little confusing but you can pretty much wander anywhere on the grounds. It was so pretty and has so much to see. Lots of nature and animals

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I have visited Middleton Place several times, and each time I see something new and interesting. The gardens are stunning, and there is always something in bloom. Touring the house is interesting, although it isn't the original home. Learning the history of the plantation is a study in the history of the Old South. Don't miss the outbuildings, with the... More 

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Additional Information about Middleton Place

Address: 4300 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29414
Phone Number: +1 843-556-6020
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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