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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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Fascinating gardens

Skip the house- it was destroyed in the 19th century. The gardens are awesome. Best live oaks I've seen. A wonderful guidebook plus amenities along the way makes it worth nearly a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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New York City, New York

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Skip the house- it was destroyed in the 19th century. The gardens are awesome. Best live oaks I've seen. A wonderful guidebook plus amenities along the way makes it worth nearly a whole day here. And don't pass up the chance to talk to the sheep and the pigs on site. Not to mention the water buffalo!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

Everything about this plantation is beautiful! Wandering the grounds is wonderful. Do not pay for the house tour, because the lady tour guides are condescending and not friendly at all. We found the guides by the animals (both male and female) were both informative and friendly. We also spotted two young alligators. Supposedly it's really beautiful in the spring when... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We take our granddaughter (3 years old) about twice a month. It is a real working farm with lots of farm animals and wonderful walking trails. We take a stroller or wagon with us. She loves it.

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Danvers, Massachusetts
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This really is a very small portion of what's left of the original plantation. A very nice early 18th century brick house with family furniture and portraits. It is quite a bit outside of the city and there are separate fees for the grounds and the house so it gets pricey.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful grounds and fascinating history. Such a shame that the original house was pillaged and burned, but what a great way they found to keep that sad part of its history visible for future generations to see.

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Denver
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Lots of historical information on the tour. One of the more extensive plantations with preserved outbuildings, animals, etc. Easy walking around and food "court".

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armonk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Breathtaking views as you walk the property just do not go in the Summer months as we did. The house tour was very interesting and I recommend it. The restaurant was recommended to me and the buffet was absolutely delicious.I ate my final Southern meal here before going to the airport....fried chicken,corn pudding, collard greens, corn bread, fruit pie and... More 

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Hopkins, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We spent about 4 hours at Middleton, joining the "Garden Overview" and "Beyond The Fields" tours, which were both interesting. Apparently the "Beyond the Fields" tour is relatively new, but we found it to be essential in helping to understand the lives of the 95+% of the people on the plantation (the slaves). We also paid for the house tour,... More 

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Safety Harbor, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Our group of 14 recently toured the beautiful grounds of Middleton Place Plantation. The property includes a walking path and views of gardens and a few buildings. We visited the only existing home on the property where we viewed some of the Middleton's original art collection and furniture. A tour of the house is conducted every 30 minutes and it... More 

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Maine, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Worth a visit, surrounded by ancient live oaks, spectacular gardens, and bordered by the Ashley River it's a step back in time. be sure to stay at the Inn At Middleton Place right next door...it's convenient and unique in its own right.

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Additional Information about Middleton Place

Address: 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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