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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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Beautiful grounds

Visited again, but this time had the pleasure of seeing the place in bloom, unlike last time. Walked the grounds and found a calm, peacefulness about the place. Can fully... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Boca Raton, Florida
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Boca Raton, Florida
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738 reviews 738 reviews
197 attraction reviews
307 helpful votes 307 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Visited again, but this time had the pleasure of seeing the place in bloom, unlike last time. Walked the grounds and found a calm, peacefulness about the place. Can fully appreciate why it is a desirable destination wedding venue

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Yorktown, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

We toured wonderful Middleton Place on March 26. Arriving early, we first toured the mansion and had a very knowledgeable docent. The furnishings were original and lovely. Particularly interesting was the Beyond the Fields Tour beginning at Elisa's house. Our guide was superb. I think his name is Ty. The tour of the farm animals was great and so was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Middleton Place is a fantastic historical site for families , history buffs and nature and horticulturists to visit. You go back in time to a working plantation with local volunteers who demonstrate the art of candle making, clothes dyeing, silversmith etc. Barnyard with horses, sheep, peacocks, roosters, and even water buffalo ! Restaurant with low country cuisine. Activities for families... More 

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Sherrills Ford, North Carolina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Our family was a large party of 20 people ranging from 4-75! We were looking for something to do and this was perfect! We just bought the regular admission tickets, there's really no need to upgrade for the house tour (unless its just two people interested in history.) Our large party walked the beautiful grounds and took magnificent family photos!... More 

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Medina, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Middleton Place offers so much from the gardens, to understanding the planting and harvesting of rice, to getting a glimpse of a slave life on a plantation and the hardships they endured. Watch out for small alligators in the ponds. Check out the enormous live oak tree down by the river bank.

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Ottawa, Canada
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136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful setting with gorgeous grounds and a well preserved, interesting house. However, the history here is less to do with plantation life and more with the Middleton family.

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Holland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The gardens and home were beautiful! This was a gorgeous time to visit with the azaleas and other flowers in full bloom. It is difficult to imagine that over 800 slaves worked on this plantation over the years. Little was done to sing the praises of the incredible men and women who made the daily life easier for the Middletons... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
43 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Picked this plantation for our family trip due to the artisans and animals. The plantation did not disappoint. Note the carriage rides last tour is 1430 hers. The last house tour is 1630hrs. You can walk around the property until dusk. Great visit.

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Chicago
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We visited in late March and the flowers were just starting to bloom. Despite that, the grounds are beautiful, filled with water, formal gardens (gorgeous but the terraces aren't quite as obvious as in the picture) and a historic home. We bought the day ticket (gardens, carriage ride and home tour) and spent about 4 hours. You can walk the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The gardens are amazing. Much to see and enjoy here. The trail ride was especially nice with dogwoods and azaleas in bloom.

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