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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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Danvers, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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265 helpful votes 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We appreciated the detailed tour, beautiful grounds and the animals! While we were sitting on the outside patio, a peacock sat down beside us. Lovely visit!

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Rose Hill
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We spent several hours here walking the grounds and doing all the individual tours offered. We had lunch in the small café just outside the entrance and it was very good. Wonderful views of the river from the homesite and as you walk the grounds. You will see alligators and turtles not far from the restaurant as well.

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Charleston
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a history laden plantation, with gardens that challenge Versailles. Every season brings new beauty and feelings. An incredible relaxing place, spend the day because the food is also delicious.

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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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