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“Great 1/2 Day”
Review of Middleton Place

Middleton Place
Ranked #6 of 238 things to do in Charleston
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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.
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great 1/2 Day”
Reviewed September 14, 2012

House tour not necessary for extra fee - garden tour is free and a must. Grounds are gorgeous (felt like Pemberly) and there are alligatorys, peacokes, farm animals, and more. Well worth the trip.

But note - there is no public transportation to get you out there and no tours. So its either rent a car or take a taxi service.

Visited September 2012
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Plainfield
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“Gorgeous!”
Reviewed September 14, 2012

This has to be one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to. The grounds are stunning and enchanting, especially when the azaleas are in bloom. Keep an eye out when your close to water though. I wasn't paying much attention and not 2 feet in front of me was a gator snoozing on the bank. The fellow wasn't big by any means, but it's an alligator! It was peacful just to sit on one of the benches on the grounds. I didn't want to leave this place!

https://www.middletonplace.org/

Visited March 2012
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Venice, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“A family must!”
Reviewed September 11, 2012

Step back in history with beautiful gardens, ponds and grounds. The demonstrations were the best. Candle making, pottery, corn grinding, black smith, wood working. Animals everywhere even a water buffalo!
Great family outing for a day!

Visited September 2012
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edmonton, Alberta
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“it gets better every time”
Reviewed September 8, 2012

this was our second visit to Middleton Place and it gets better all the time. Whether you have an hour or all day take the time to stop here and enjoy the peace of walking around this beautiful property....we will be back again in the future

Visited August 2012
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NC
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“Gardens are definitely worth a visit”
Reviewed September 6, 2012

We stayed at the Middleton Inn and with this came access to the Gardens and House. The Inn is really not much to look at from the outside but the rooms are clean and spacious though a bit high priced. Best of all was that the Gardens were open from sunrise to sundown- before it opened to the general public. I got up early each morning and walked the grounds and gardens. It was so quiet and serene. Saw alligators (and kept my distance!) many kinds of herons, egrets, cormorants, squirrels and other wildlife. The original plantation home was destroyed during the Civil war and the current house was not very impressive. Unless you are interested in the Middleton Family I would skip the house tour. It was quite hot while we were there so I would recommend packing a water bottle as the only source for water was a bit of a walk from most of the gardens. We ate at the Middleton Place Restaurant one evening and I was not impressed but will review that under restaurant reviews. Overall I enjoyed my visit to the Gardens and would definitely recommend.

Visited September 2012
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