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Address: 4300 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29414-7206
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+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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Absolutely beautiful

Take a stroll back in time. Walk the gardens & admire the very well maintained grounds & picturesque view of the rice fields and Ashley river. I hadn't been out there for awhile... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Catherine H
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Take a stroll back in time. Walk the gardens & admire the very well maintained grounds & picturesque view of the rice fields and Ashley river. I hadn't been out there for awhile & was pleased to see it is as gorgeous as always. There is so much to see and do you could spend a good part of the... More 

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Sandpoint, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the house tour and I was surprised by how much US history is associated with this site. The garden is gorgeous.

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Rochester, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife LOVES gardens - even in winter there was stuff in bloom. Very relaxing. Lots to see; but a bit tragic to think of how it all got there. I really liked the craftspeople employed there.

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Thank Ernie S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Everything about Middleton Plantation was wonderful. We stayed the night in one of their rooms. Large and spacious rooms with oversize bathrooms. Very clean. We took the trail and ate at the onsite restaurant. It was very good and the path was lighted. Toured the beautiful plantation the next day. The prices are very reasonable. Can't wait to return.

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you enjoy visiting historic sites in the American south, then Middleton Place is a must see. The gardens alone are worth the trip. Add to that the historic aspects and pure beauty and Middleton Place is well worth adding to your list of paces to see in the Charleston, SC region.

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High Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This plantation is for the garden lover. It is breathtaking, even in the winter. Camellias blooming around every corner. Yes plenty of history for the history buff too. I would love to come back when the azaleas are in bloom.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great historic tour and landmark! Adults and children will enjoy! The garden is beautiful even in the winter!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

i would not go to middleton place if it is raining but our visit was lovely. we had great weather and it was a neat place. we only saw the grounds because the houses were extra and we already paid a hefty price to get in. the flowers were beautiful - even in winter. i can't imagine what the azaleas... More 

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San Diego
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Each of the five main plantations in the Charleston area offer something unique. Middleton offers a hands on farm and lifestyle experience during the plantation heyday. My favorite was the farm and crafts area. A real farm with all the animals, some walking wild, and crafts area with period dressed actors making ceramics, candles and woodcrafts. There are some nice... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited in January and were quite disappointed. To start, we were shell shocked at the cost to enter (over $100 for 3 of us) and confused as to why carriage tours were already sold out by midday when we there were barely any cars in the parking lot. The original Civil War era home was burned by Union soldiers... More 

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Don B, Public Relations Manager at Middleton Place, responded to this review

We are sorry you were disappointed with your visit to Middleton Place but very much appreciate your feedback. Middleton Place is owned and maintained by the Middleton Place Foundation, a nonprofit, educational trust. Please know that admission fees support and sustain this National Historic Landmark and its mission: to preserve and interpret for future generations the historic legacy of an... More 

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