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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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Excellent formal guarden

Well made and maintained. Walking time about 1 hour including house. Good gift shops and local plants for sale too. Guides are well qualified.

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Well made and maintained. Walking time about 1 hour including house. Good gift shops and local plants for sale too. Guides are well qualified.

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Thank Charlie S
Raleigh, North Carolina
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7 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Due to the sever rain the garden area wasn't in the best of shape but the staff was working hard to get it back. Be sure to go on the early 9:30 am tour so you will have enough time to see the whole plantation and not be rushed.

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Thank ruthierabbit
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a magnificent example of Southern Plantations. We visited the Magnolia and this one and Middleton Place is the real gem.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a beautifully restored plantation house and garden. The carriage ride on the grounds as well as the house tour are very much worth the price. There is a sit down restaurant on the grounds as well as snacks and sandwiches in the market area. It is worth at least half a day; longer if you want to leisurely... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We purchased the adult admission and were guided through the gardens by a knowledgeable woman. It was a pretty sunny day so we strolled through the gardens enjoying the day. Our visit included rice planting, which was not the norm. We all learned about the art of rice planting. This was a very enjoyable visit.

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Florida
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Middleton Place is the most beautiful house and grounds we have seen on our trip through the south. The way that the property sits high above the river with terraced lawns and pools is magnificent. Well worth the visit!

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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful grounds at Middleton Place! Definitely worth the visit while in Charleston. I recommend getting there earlier in the day rather than later, as they have tours that only occur at certain times throughout the day. The house tour does cost an additional $15 per person. However, they offer student and AAA discounts which was nice. The trail that wraps... More 

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nashville, tennessee
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You do soak up the historical atmosphere of a rice and indigo plantation and enjoy walks around extensive grounds, interesting mainly because of some ancient trees and terracing and of course, a stunning view of low-country riverbanks from the site of the original house. Once you are in, you may want to enjoy the cafe which has good views from... More 

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Sumner, Washington
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Arrived right when it opened to get a head start on walking the grounds before doing three guided tours back to back. The grounds are beautiful, but the layered terrace grass/gardens area (not sure what it's called, but the main picture on the website), didn't seem to look the same in person, but it was still pretty. I saw several... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited these lovely gardens and surroundings with a friend and were very impressed by the friendliness of the staff, the beauty of the gardens and the nice atmosphere of the on-site restaurant. The woman demonstrating pottery making according to 17th century techniques was very friendly and informative. Quite a bit of history and great way to spend an afternoon.

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