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Middleton Place

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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...more
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4300 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29414-7206
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We looked over all of the highly rated plantations on T.V. and chose this one - we are glad we did. Visited on a Wednesday afternoon in early February - we were there for about 2-3 hours. Based upon T.A. reviews we did not sign...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank A B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a lovely time here. Caught the 11:30am house tour. Very interesting but a bit long for our three year old. Lunch at the restaurant was amazing. Then we saw the animals and met the trades people. Due to the wet weather, there was...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautifully maintained, peaceful setting with wonderful views along the Ashley River. We spent a little over half a day (should have arrived earlier). Just walking the grounds and through the gardens was wonderful and the tours we took made it even more enjoyable. The carriage...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Don B, Public Relations Manager at Middleton Place, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your glowing review of your visit to Middleton Place. When a visitor says their only disappointment is that they could not stay even longer to see more of this National Historic Landmark, or take more of the complimentary tours, that's a pretty...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

It's easy to spend an entire day at this plantation. Take the carriage tour, take the house tour, take the garden walking tour, explore the gardens on your own, take the Beyond the Fields: Slavery at Middleton Place tour, and visit the tradespeople working their...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We bought tickets in advance for our group of 6 and then arrange for transportation to get us out there. We thought we were going to see all that was advertised for the price we paid however when we arrived we discovered that the tickets...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank sulouwill
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful, well prepared tour guides. Not just touristy site, but interesting history shown and explained well!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 459keith
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautifully landscaped plantation. Gardens of blooming trees and shrubs were out in Feb!! Excellent tour guides in the home and of the gardens. Sheep roaming about. People in period costume were demonstrating weaving on a loom, coopering barrels, black smithing. Even more would be doing...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A friend and I had a magnificent day at Middleton Place Plantation. The camellias are in full bloom, and the 90 minute walk was totally captivating. This plantation dates to the 1700s and obviously steeped in history...set along the Ashley River. I cant wait to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank cribben2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on our way out of Charleston, which I thought would be a short stop, ended up spending all day here. The gardens were the most beautiful things I have ever seen!! Everything felt so peaceful and you actually felt like you stepped...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Don B, Public Relations Manager at Middleton Place, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It's so nice to hear from TripAdvisor readers that a planned short stop invariably turns into something quite a bit longer! Thank you for visiting and sharing your impressions of this National Historic Landmark. And feel free to share those impressions with your friends, as...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very scenic property. Get there in time for one of their excellent tours. Tour guide was excellent but staff was not customer friendly

Date of experience: January 2019
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Patrick S
January 8, 2019|
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Response from jck1376 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, we have not. Sounds fun though.
Jan J
October 9, 2018|
Response from Don B | Property representative |
The House Museum does offer tours, with available time slots that can be booked upon arrival. In addition to the Gardens and House Museum, please allocate time for the Plantation Stableyards and Eliza's House, the... More
June 26, 2018|
Response from Torcatt | Reviewed this property |
I saw lots of people doing it and there are a ton of picnic tables
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How to get to Middleton Place - no car (13 Replies)
Hey all, We are coming to Charelston in the beginning of August and would like to visit Middleton Place. We are not planning on renting a car for the duration of our trip. So my question is what would the best method of transport be to get there? Is there a bus that could be taken? I would assume that a taxi ride could be somewhat pricey. I should also mention that we will be travelling with our 8 month old child, so having enough room to accomodate a car set is important as well. ...More
May 15, 2012|
Response fromshanklemsw|
I think you might want to rent a car. It will be hot and you won't want to be waiting for transportation. A taxi will be double what it would cost you to rent for a day.
April Anniversary in Charleston (3 Replies)
Hubby and I will be celebrating our 10th anniversary in Charleston just after the Home & Garden tours end. We are staying at the Mills House Inn and have a coupon to a Bulldog Ghost Tour (thanks Groupon). We also plan to spend 1/2 a day at Middleton Place. I am trying to figure out restaurants & can't miss activities for our 3 day/ 3 night stay. I'd really appreciate advice on breakfast, lunch, & dinner places. We loved Hanks during our last visit and Poogan's has been a longtime family...More
January 29, 2011|
Response fromKiawahbeth|
Congrats on #10, now relax a little, hubby can leave the tie at home. Even the more upscale restaurants that we all regularly suggest (SNOB, High Cotton, 82 Queen, etc.) can all be visited wearing a nice pair of slacks and a polo or sport shirt...you may want to throw in the jacket, just for a little warmth in the evening after dark. Plan on visiting the Market Pavillion Rooftop Bar prior to your special dinner (late afternoon, before it gets crowded) and if Coconut Cake is something you...More
Plantation Tours (3 Replies)
On our fist visit to Charleston we will start our Saturday with Ed Grimball's walking tour...understand we should be done around 1230 or so. Would like to run upriver then to Drayton Hall, Magnolia Plantation and Middleton Place. Drayton is open till 500, Magnolia till dusk and Middleton I'm not sure. Can we fit all three in??? Reading mixed reviews about the actual house tours of the three. Understand Drayton is preserved and not restored, with little furniture...that is fine...are they all...More
May 06, 2008|
Response fromSCBlossom|
You will probably not be able to do all three. All the houses are guided tours at set times and each plantation has its own personality. All have great gift shops. Drayton will be the first one you come to. It takes the least amount of time. The grounds are the simplest and there are no furnishings. It is more of an architectural tour. It should take less than an hour. Middleton Place would be my choice over Magnolia. At Middleton Place, the last house tour is at 4:30 (best to go...More