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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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A ways out of Charleston but worth the drive

A view back to the day. The drive in is beautiful under a tunnel of trees. A walk through the property and hearing how the plantation worked as a self sufficient entity was... read more

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A view back to the day. The drive in is beautiful under a tunnel of trees. A walk through the property and hearing how the plantation worked as a self sufficient entity was interesting to someone used to just going to the store.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have visited this plantation twice. Once in the spring and once in November. I recommend a spring visit if you are able. Much more of the landscaping will be in bloom. But a fall visit is worthwhile as well. Learn about growing rice, animals imported by the Middletons from abroad, crafts of the period and more. I did not... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The gardens are beautiful, I get it-- but the point of visiting a plantation should not be about how beautiful the gardens are (go visit the local botanical gardens if you want to just admire beautifully landscaped greenery), but instead it should be about how the entire plantation (and really the entire southern economy) was built off of slavery. We... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great example of a plantation in the south. The outdoors walks are what is brilliant. The house not so much.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We wanted to tour a plantation while in charleston, and our Uber driver recommended Middleton for the tour and a great lunch spot. He did not steer us wrong. The grounds were just gorgeous, and the stable yard was very neat with all the old tools and carriages. I also loved seeing all the animals,especially the draft horses. The restaurant... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Middleton Place is a beautiful plantation with beautiful gardens and grounds - well worth a visit. The gardens are the oldest landscaped gardens in the US. Go with a knowledgeable guide. There's a lot of history. If you go, also make sure you have a Low Country meal at the Middleton Place Restaurant . The Restaurant itself is worth a... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This was our third trip to this Revolutionary War Plantation. The walking tour takes at least 3 hours but is well worth it. The house tour is very interesting. The Carriage ride is very nice and it's a great way to sit down for a little while. It takes a good part of the day to see everything. They had... More 

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Shady Spring
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of Charleston's wonderful plantations. We went on a house tour and a nice walk through the gardens. The entire place is beautiful and full of history dating back to the Revolutionary War as some of the people who owned this plantation were on the first and second Continental Congress. The carriage tour is also a must, you... More 

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Tualatin, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful day on a beautiful garden. The only problem we had were that the two guides for the complimentary tours were amateur guides who are volunteers from the nearly towns...thus they lacked not only polish but also conveyed erroneous information on subjects that were perhaps not within the scope of their knowledge...we did not want their conjecture nor did we... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The plantation is a great place to visit for the afternoon. The gardens and grounds are the highlight. If you are limited on time, I would skip the house tour. The house is nice and there are a lot of great pieces of furniture, etc and the tour includes the history of the family - if this is your thing... More 

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