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“Middleton Place” 5 of 5 stars
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Middleton Place
4300 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29414
+1 843-556-6020
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Ranked #9 of 96 Attractions in Charleston
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Cultural
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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.
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“Middleton Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

The docents were very well trained and dressed in period clothes. They were very thorough and able to answer our numerous questions. We will return!
Pam and Dave

Visited March 2013
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“Very relaxing, beautiful grounds”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Spent about half a day here. Grounds are beautiful. Leisurely strolling around the grounds. Took the house tour (interesting) and the animal tour (no rush, up close to some farm animals, so fun). Some interesting history. Good place to spend some time. We went in March, so some flowers were out probably even better later in the spring.

Visited March 2013
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Warren C, Public Relations Manager at Middleton Place, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Middleton Place was very lucky to have such a mild winter. Here in late-March, the azaleas are blooming to a massive degree, and some of the camellias are still in bloom as well. The Gardens are definitely the star of the show in spring, but the Plantation Stableyards and House Museum are fantastic year-round. Thanks for your review.
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“You must visit this plantation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

We saw three plantations near Charleston, and this by far had the best presented tour. Our guide, Margaret, was extremely knowledgeable, offering may facts about the plantation in a pleasant manner. We could feel her enthusiasm for the site and its history. We were never rushed, and she happily answered all questions.
The plantation has magnificent grounds, with the original landscaping and gardens maintained in the splendor of the antebellum era. There is an interpretive area where you can experience the working farm of a plantation from 200 years ago.

Visited March 2013
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“Wonderful History lesson”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Middleton Place has the most beautiful gardens as well as the main house with original era furniture. The dining room offers delightful simple options for a light lunch and there is a large selection of unique gifts in the store. We took the carriage ride around the plantation and took hundreds of pictures. The tour guides in each area were engaging and professional. Politics has not changed much from this era. We were there over four hours and could have stayed longer. We walked through the entire garden areas. You feel you are in Europe.

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“Majestic Middleton Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Middleton Place near historic Charleston, SC is one of the nation's oldest gardens. It belonged to Henry Middleton, who was a member of the Continental Congress.at the time of the American Revolution. In its glory days Middleton Place was a thriving plantation with acres of rice fields beside the Ashley River. Today you can stroll at leisure through acres of landscaped gardens, visit the stable yards to photograph animals that once kept the plantation going, visit the house museum, and enjoy a meal at a fine restaurant located on the estate. If you're a birdwatcher, you'll have a great time enjoying the amazing varieties of species. I can't wait to go back!

Visited March 2013
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Warren C, Public Relations Manager at Middleton Place, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Thank you for your review. Yes, a wide variety of bird species, including all manner of water birds, as well as bald eagles can frequently be seen along the banks of the Ashley River. The Middleton Place staff has taken steps to ensure the view along the river remains as it would have been at Middleton Place's founding in 1741.
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