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Middleton Place

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4300 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29414-7206
+1 843-556-6020
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Interesting experience

We did the grounds and house tour. I felt that it was a little pricey for the experience. We did... read more

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NJMom751
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Plantation Stroll

Plan for a half day just to see the gardens. Beautifully landscaped with prolific indigenous... read more

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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 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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4300 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29414-7206
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Reviewed today

We did the grounds and house tour. I felt that it was a little pricey for the experience. We did very much enjoy the house tour which is an extra cost but it was interesting and there were a lot of things worth seeing. Ours...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Plan for a half day just to see the gardens. Beautifully landscaped with prolific indigenous plants. Statuary, gardens, rice field, river, alligators, mausoleum, chapel, mill, bridge . . . and we've not yet arrived at the house. Stable tour with buildings and animals. Shorn sheep...More

Thank JanisWilliams
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Reviewed yesterday

The original house is no longer standing, and the carriage tour was disappointing. Interesting history and enslaved people quarters. However, cannot compare with other local plantation tours.

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Reviewed yesterday

A very beautiful and serene walk through one of the oldest gardens in the US. The walking tour was marked and explained in the guide and can easily take two hours. You see various animals on the farm, water bufffalo, horses, geese, etc and many...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Middleton Place outside Charleston S.C. Do not visit this planation if you have poor feet or legs. While the photos suggest a beautiful vista, there are zero facilities for disabled or semi disabled people. When I said my guest has a cane, a representative at...More

Thank francis m
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Don't miss this gem just outside of the city. The grounds of this plantation are absolutely breathtaking. The house itself was lovely, with a nice narrative by our knowledgeable guide.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After my cousin from Charleston suggested we visited here we decided to. The gardens are lovely and did remind us of English gardens. The map you get given is easy to follow while going round and do get given a little info booklet about each...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The plantation was beautiful, you could spend a whole day & not explore everything. Lots of history.

Thank Laurajanenebooth
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We elected to do the full day at Middleton Place. We started the day with a carriage ride and then did the house tour. They also had volunteers who spoke about slavery, gardens, and the types of animals during the time Middleton Place was an...More

1  Thank Kapakegs
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Don B, Public Relations Manager at Middleton Place, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

A "wonderful day" just about says it all! Thank you for taking the time to post this great review about what you saw and learned.The nearly 300 part-time volunteers who interact with guests, along with a dedicated staff of employees, are the backbone of Middleton...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited the plantation on our last day visiting Charleston. It was a spectacular place and the grounds are amazing. We especially loved seeing the 1,000 year old Oak tree on the property. Considering that plantation was founded in 1705. This tree was already 687...More

Thank Peter C
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Response from edandmolly | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are there....travel in daylight and you should be fine....after dark, well.....I wouldnt.
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6 April 2018|
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Response from edandmolly | Reviewed this property |
I beauty is all you are after, Magnolia....history with beauty Middleton
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Marjorie L
3 April 2018|
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Response from Don B | Property representative |
The only animals permitted on the property are dogs that work as service animals, as defined by the American Disabilities Act. This policy is driven by a number of factors, notably the safety of the domestic animals in the... More
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