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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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Beatiful and highly recommended

I have been to four plantations and highly recommend Middleton Place. First, the landscape is incredible. Second, the tours were very informative and probably had one of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

I have been to four plantations and highly recommend Middleton Place. First, the landscape is incredible. Second, the tours were very informative and probably had one of the best and most informative guides in the house tour that I have ever had! While I visited Drayton Hall on two different occasions and found it to be very historical - the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

This is an absolutely beautiful place. Very picturesque and vast. We walked the grounds for a couple of hours, and loved the neatly manicured gardens, the spanish moss hanging from the trees, and the old stables and buildings were interesting. Overall, a great visit and worth the trip outside Charleston.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Lunch at the restaurant was soooooo good, with outstanding service! Strolling around the plantation gave us views of herons and swans. We enjoyed seeing the rice plantation.

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Grayson, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Breathtaking views. Variety of plants, and great stories. Guides are very informative. Especially loved the areas near the water.

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Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We paid $86 to tour the grounds and the house ($28 admission per person + $15 per person to take the house tour). The grounds were beautiful and were the best part. Getting from the ticket booth to the house takes some time b/c you walk through a really cool maze of bushes, flowers and trees. It reminded me very... More 

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Fairfax, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

My wife and I walked around the grounds and took a tour of the house. The grounds are amazing. Beautiful views every way you turn. The house is interesting, but I enjoyed the gardens much more. We got there just after they stopped doing carriage tours and even 2 days later I'm bummed about that... Would go again.

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Lubbock, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Out of the three plantations we visited (Magnolia, Drayton) this was the best one in my opinion. The grounds are kept very well, easy walking and plenty to see. You don't need a guide you can walk along the plantation yourself. The restaurant was very very good. My son is 16 months and even he had a good time. He... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Home to signers of the Declaration of Independence and the Ordinance of Succession, Middleton Place is full of history. Experience plantation life (including that of the enslaved Africans), beauty and charm. Gardens are gorgeous. Our tour included the buffet lunch. I must say it was the best traditional low country food that we had in Charleston - Okra gumbo, fried... More 

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Montgomery, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

We went expecting to see "another plantation home", but OMGosh! The house was nice and the guide was great. Afterwards he recommended we take the "Beyond the Fields" tour and our guide is a direct descendent of a slave family who worked on the plantation. His name is Ty and he has the gift of telling the story and making... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Sure it's a little more expensive than Boone Hall, but the gardens, buildings etc made it worthwhile. Such a beautiful place... Staff were friendly, knowledgeable, and generous with their time. I'd recommend getting there as early as you can to beat the crowds and the heat.

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