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Address: 4300 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29414-7206
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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Beautiful gardens, but not the ordinary anti-bellum mansion

The grounds are full of beautiful gardens, but since we visited in September, very little was in bloom. It's primarily an unguided walking tour with some side tours of places... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Beavercreek, Ohio
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Beavercreek, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The grounds are full of beautiful gardens, but since we visited in September, very little was in bloom. It's primarily an unguided walking tour with some side tours of places like the portion of the home that was not destroyed by the Union troops and an earthquake. Be sure and sit in on the lecture called "Beyond the Fields" and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed walking the grounds as much as the actual house tour. We spotted several alligators which was neat. The only negative I have is the house tour seemed too short for the amount of 'stuff' in the building. I just like hearing about everything in it. The tour guide was interesting to listen to. The family history tied to... More 

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Denton, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We used our Heritage pass to visit the Middleton Place. There are lovely trees, landscaping and buildings to admire. We spent the day seeing Drayton House, Magnolia Gardens and then Middleton Place which are all within close proximity of each other on the Ashley River Road

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Anyone who loves gardens will love Middleton Place, a former plantation still owned by the Middleton family. Designed by the man who designed the gardens of Versailles, paths wind through lovely gardens along the banks and marshes of the Ashley River. You an take guided tours of the grounds or wander on your own. Tours are mandatory for visiting the... More 

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Hemet, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited after a reccomendation from a tour guide the gardens are beautiful and very well kept. The house tour and the guide were very well informed about the family history. The gardens were well worth the visit so quiet and a joy to walk around but the house was a bit disappointing. We also ate in the restruant. Do yourself... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The house tour was very informative & gave a great context for other historic properties in the Charleston area. The gardens must be spectacular in the spring and other bloom times. Take time to walk around the expansive grounds and read the signs, especially in the quarters of the enslaved Africans.

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Port Moody, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Middleton Plantation is in Dorchester County across the Ashley River. This was the residence of several generations Of the Middleton Family, many of whom played prominent roles in the colonial and antebellum history of South Carolina. Overgrown and neglected following the Civil War and the Great Earthquake of 1886 a direct descendant of Henry Middleton, J.J. Pringle Smith inherited it.

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Saint Cloud, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful grounds, knowledgeable guide and staff. We really enjoyed the part of the tour where local artisans recreated day to day plantation life activities. Grounds are well maintained, and make sure to include the house tour, well worth the time and cost. As there's lots of walking outside , it's way too hot in mid-Summer, so I recommend a Springtime... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Be sure to wear good walking shoes and enjoy the butterfly lakes, hedge maze, and gardens. Watch peacocks, sheep and goats stroll the grounds. Wonderful area to picnic.

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This plantation is well worth the drive out of Charleston to Summerville. It's well maintained and the tours are informative. They have adequate parking, plenty of restroom facilities and a restaurant on site as well as an inn. They offer horseback riding, but we couldn't participate douse to an equestrian show going on that day. According to one of the... More 

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