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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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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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To Do It Right, Set Aside A Whole Day

I don't recommend doing what we did--taking the kids on a whirlwind day out to "the plantations" and trying to see as many as possible before heading back to the beach. We went to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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East Aurora, New York

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East Aurora, New York
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I don't recommend doing what we did--taking the kids on a whirlwind day out to "the plantations" and trying to see as many as possible before heading back to the beach. We went to Drayton Hall in the a.m. and Middleton Place in the afternoon. Both are very worthwhile but Middleton requires a day in itself to do it well.... More 

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Boston, MA, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful combination of drop dead beauty with compelling history. You can easily spend most of a day here. Gorgeous.

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Orlando, Florida
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My best friend and I visited Middleton Place. We paid for general admission as well as the Museum House Tour (total: $48, I think). We got there early and did the 11am house tour, and it was just her and I, along with the tour guide! The property is huge, and you get to see SO many things. The gardens... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the oldest landscaped garden in the United States. The ground and gardens are beautiful, there are carriage rides. Animal area blacksmith demonstrations Gullah information. They also have a restaurant and outdoor cafe.

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Summerville, South Carolina, United States
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Middleton Place is beautiful. Lots of trails, lakes, old buildings, flowers, gardens, animals, and peaceful tranquility. Great for photography. Great for just getting away from the crowd. Middleton is so big, you barely see anyone else!

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This plantation is a bit away from downtown Charleston, as they all are. We were able to Uber there, but we had to wait a bit to get an Uber back. That said, we really enjoyed this plantation. The grounds are the nicest of the plantations we visited (Boone and Magnolia), and the grounds tour is on a horse-drawn carriage,... More 

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Somerset, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here because it was close to Magnolia Plantation. If you have time I suggest you do both. But admission to both are a bit expensive. The grounds here where beautiful. I loved the sheep freely grazing. The are traditional farm animals on the grounds and people in period dress do demonstrations of daily tasks. The grounds where easy... More 

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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Middleton Place had many areas to explore. I especially liked the camellias in bloom and our grand daughter loved the farm animals. It was her first time milking a cow. The volunteers were very friendly and inviting.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Anyone interested in American history, architecture, or gardens must visit Middleton Place during a visit to Charleston. It's an important historic home and very special. The bookstore and restaurant on the property are also excellent. I will return.

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We knew the Gardens at Middleton Place were world famous (and they are fabulous). What we did not know about were the other areas of natural beauty, wildlife, domestic animals, craftsmen, welcoming and friendly staff, good food, and beautiful gift shop. We literally made a day out of our visit and were fascinated by volunteer garden guide Laverne who has... More 

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