We thought we would be able to include another activity when we planned our visit, we did not. If you take in all Middleton Plantation has to offer, you will need a good 4 hours. Our garden guide was charming and knowledgable of he subject. She was also clearly a gardener herself and he enthusiasm was infectious.
Beyond the Fields discussed the lives of the enslaved Africans who toiled in these fields, but I think it was too sanitized and as such was not as respectful of the horrors those men, women and children endured as it could have been.
The last tour of the day was the house tour. It was blithering hot during our visit so time the air conditioned house tour accordingly. The tour is informative and the restoration is well done. History abounds and lives in this house.
As an aside, keep the restaurant in mind for a light lunch. It too is air conditioned and offers relief from the heat. The food is quite good and well priced and well proportioned for a day of a lot of walking in high temperatures. We each had a salad. Both were freshly prepared. You can add some roasted hen or fish if you need an extra boost.
We finished our day with a walk along the water and through the gardens. Lots of critters to see in their natural habitat.
Hope you enjoy your day as much as we did ours.
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