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Middleton Place

4300 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29414
+1 843-556-6020
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Ranked #10 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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Greenville, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Beautiful place, lots of things to do. Must try: meet the breed tour, kayaking, the restaurant for dinner. Will definitely return. Very cute room. Can't wait to return in the fall/winter so we can try the fireplace.

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

A must see. #1 Plantation experience in the Low Country. Gorgeous grounds and great history well explained.

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Houston, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

A great way to learn about plantation life in the South. We spent about 4 hours there. A beautiful place with lovely gardens, trees, and ponds. We also went to Boone Plantation. I would suggest both.

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Fremont, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

My husband and I decided to pick just one plantation to tour while in Charleston and chose Middleton Place solely based off Trip Advisor reviews. We are glad we chose Middleton Place!! The grounds were incredible, with reflection ponds and beautiful live oak trees everywhere. The number one reason we went with Middleton Place over other plantations, like Magnolia or... More

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Centerville, Pa
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The gardens have been restored lovingly and are exquisite and historic. Be sure to take the house tour to learn about the Middletons - signers of the Declaration of Independence, president of the Continental Congress and more.

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Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We actually read about this place in a road food book. This is NOT road food! The dining room is very handsome and lit from big windows looking onto gardens. Linen table cloths and napkins and candles on the table. The food is very good. I had the pulled pork with mustard sauce; wow, the pork was tender and moist... More

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Irvine, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We stayed at the Inn at Middleton Place, right next door. Admission was included in our stay. But even if you aren't staying right next door, I think this is worth the trip. Middleton place is beautifully located along the Ashley River. It includes wonderful gardens more that big enough to get lost in. It also includes the farms are... More

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Roswell, Georgia
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We toured the one remaining building (house/museum,) and it is remarkable in that so many of the family artifacts have been preserved. The tour guide was very informative and helpful, and we learned much about life during those times. The main house was destroyed during the Civil War. Standing at the ruins, one can imagine the family enjoying the view... More

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Coral Springs
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

For anyone who enjoys gardening or visiting gardens, Middleton is a dream come true. Acre after acre of beautiful scenery. Big enough that even if they have a lot of visitors, you aren't bumping into others. Plan to bring a good camera and comfortable shoes. If in the summer (like our visit) cool clothes, a hat and water are a... More

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Columbus, MS
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The house, grounds, packets, buildings, and guides are full I great information. This was my second time there. It was gorgeous in February. Very few flowers in July. Great views, but sad gardens compared to the spring. Also, FYI, the movie "Scarlett" was filmed in part here, so see the places where Timothy Dalton, Julie Harris, Jean Smart, Annabeth Gish,... More

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