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Middleton Place

4300 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29414
+1 843-556-6020
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Ranked #11 of 106 Attractions in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Charleston, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I have visited Middleton many times over the years, and have never had a bad experience. My favorite memories are from a wedding and from a social event held there. Both were at dust and the sunset lighting and atmosphere of the old south was fantastic. Great gardens and great friendly people. Watch for the mosquitoes though!~

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Charleston, South Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I have lived in Charleston for 12 years, but only just now visited Middleton Place, in part because I was afraid that its reality would not match its hype. But to the contrary, the plantation is even more spectacular than I imagined! During my visit (accompanied by my spouse and a Polish Fulbright Fellow), we strolled the grounds enjoying the... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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26 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Absolutely loved the time we spent touring Middleton Place. We stayed at the Inn so our admission tickets to the plantation and the tour were included in the price of our stay. The plantation is lovely. Great care has been taken to maintain the grounds and buildings. The tours we took were excellent especially the one that included the walking... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We spent a night at The Inn at Middleton Place and what a great surprise. Upon checking in we were invited to enjoy a glass of wine and then allowed to freely roam the grounds. Our accommodations were absolutely beautiful. We enjoyed a quiet evening walk through the gardens. Breakfast in the morning was pleasant and then being able to... More

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This was one of two plantations we visited. one can spend all day here very easily. The gardens and history are worth the time

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Charleston, South Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Ok, Middleton is great. It has tons of old school feel to it! I have been several times. I have gone for dinner and Brunch, so i have basically hit the whole spectrum. Aside from the property being just absolutely amazing. It is almost if not is, exactly the way it was two hundred years ago. The food is great,... More

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The grounds are bucolic perfection, complete with grazing sheep, tranquil Herons, incredible sprawling live oak trees and the unique butterfly ponds. Added bonus is a very nice restaurant and a fantastic gift shop with hand crafted locally made artisan fare. Well worth the trip, and way better than Magnolia by the way.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This gardens are beautiful. The house tour was very interesting. It shared a number of interesting facts about the family history. The restaurant was EXCELLENT!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I can imagine how pretty the gardens would be in the spring but $28 per person is a little steep to walk around the gardens with no guide in mid September.

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Saint Julian's, Malta
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

You must go to one of the Plantation homes when in Charleston. Middleton has wonderful grounds. We took a horse and carriage guided tour which was fascinating. Was quite surprised at how 'nationalistic' Southerners still are, about the South of course. We heard a lot about the nasty Union army that burnt and raped its way through the South. Nonetheless... More

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