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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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Worth The Price of Admission

We were initially put off by the ticket price but would definitely do this again. Pay the admission and you'll be glad you did. We took the carriage tour of the grounds, the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Sugar Land, Texas
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Sugar Land, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We were initially put off by the ticket price but would definitely do this again. Pay the admission and you'll be glad you did. We took the carriage tour of the grounds, the house tour, the garden walk and the re-enactment stroll through the restored stable, store and slave quarters. Had lunch at the restaurant. Loved it all, Gardens and... More 

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Chicago
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151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

As a photographer, there was plenty to shoot in early April. Start to the left where the Camellias are located, continue on to the left to the large swamp-like pond, continue along the river bank to the building with two ponds, swing back toward the main house to shoot the oaks and then shoot the main house from the south.... More 

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WDC
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41 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

What a plantation. Fabulous gardens and easy walking paths make this a must-visit if you're in or near Charleston. A little pricey, but imagine the overhead in keeping this property so beautiful. Restaurant served a great lunch too.

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Farmingdale, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We spent several hours at the plantation and enjoyed the experience. The tour guides were very knowledgable about the plantation and of the history of the area. The gardens were beautiful so bring your camera

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Dallas, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Beautiful place to walk around and see the gardens plus the history of the place and how people lived was awesome.

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Vancouver, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

At $28 each I really had to convince my husband it would be worth it. The gardens are lovely, although when we were there in March not as much was in bloom as I would have thought. Bright green grass contrasted against blue sky makes for great photos. Fun farm animal exhibit (goats, pigs, water buffalo etc.) and saw a... More 

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San Francisco, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We were one week late for Peak Foliage but it was still lush and beautiful. Also spent the night at the Middleton Inn which added to our enjoyment of the setting.

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DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Mary Hart, the tour coordinator, was helpful in getting me in due to my limited time to visit the property. The house itself is only ok. The furnishings were not as impressive as other similar homes. But they offer a lot of history of some founding fathers. The gardens are extremely impressive, among the largest, varied gardens of any similar... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

We chose the garden tour, and truly enjoyed it. We aren't your typical garden observers, but we could not get over the beautiful and peaceful setting. Our daughter enjoyed roaming through the secret gardens and interacting with the animals. The staff was so accommodating, and encouraged petting the animals and shared some fun facts about them. I picked out a... More 

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kailua-kona
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

We purchased the full day pass. This includes the carriage ride and house tour. The gardens are just gorgeous. The carriage tour was fun. The driver was very knowledgeable. The house tour was nice. The guide was very rehearsed. We went to the restaurant on the grounds. I would stay away from the buffet but the smaller menu was good.

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