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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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Wonderful gardens and landscaping

The exterior grounds were beautiful. We were hopeful that we would see a lot of the interior of the... read more

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dick6645
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This is the one to visit!!!!

We did quite a bit of reading about the four major plantations and chose this one as the must-see... 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 yesterday

The exterior grounds were beautiful. We were hopeful that we would see a lot of the interior of the house but were disappointed when we learned we were restricted to the first floor.

Thank dick6645
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We did quite a bit of reading about the four major plantations and chose this one as the must-see. What a great decision. Peaceful, beautiful, and like taking a step back in time. We spent the day (you can easily do that!) We took the...More

Thank Kristin N
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one of the best, if not the best Plantation to visit. Excellent photo op, buildings and gardens are in beautiful condition. I love the southern states, they are preserving their history and know how to pass it on to keep it alive which...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was my first visit to any type of plantation. The grounds were immaculate and it was very peaceful to walk around under the warm sun (yes even in February!) For $73, I was able to get access to the grounds, exhibits and a house...More

Thank Robert P
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The grounds were very nice, and included lots of manicured gardens and bodies of water, as well as turtles and alligators wandering around in some areas. The main house was not nearly as impressive as the town homes in Charleston.

Thank Bradley G
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The grounds of this 300 year old plantation are exceptional well cared for. Interesting to see how they lived back then

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Reviewed 6 days ago

I've visited Middleton Place several times, and each time I see something new. The house is beautifully furnished, although it was closed on this trip, which was disappointing. But the gardens are superb, even in January when the camellias were in bloom. The vistas of...More

Thank donwor
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I only had two days in Charleston, so I could only pick one plantation. Middleton Place met all my needs. Low key, not commercial or touristy, and a wide array of options. I took the free Beyond the Field 1.25 hour tour and the paid...More

1  Thank yalibrarian
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived here and purchased the entrance fee along with the house tour. We walked thru the gardens, saw the animals, blacksmith, potter and the cooper was making buckets and barrels. Each craftsman was very interesting, and truly had a passion and expertise in their...More

Thank Michael E
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided on Middleton Place as reviews were good, was recommended by one of the AR docents that it's a nice mix of garden and history, and I figured it wouldn't be as busy as Boone Hall and Magnolia which have lots of tours/people. It was...More

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Elaine H
5 January 2018|
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Response from opinionshmo2018 | Reviewed this property |
We used an uber.
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srobby
26 October 2017|
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Response from Dmitri L | Reviewed this property |
It was windy and cold, but worth a visit any way. "Beyond the Fields" is a great 1 hr 15 min tour about slavery. Garden Overview and "Meet the breeds" both are 30 min tours -- are also very good. Dress warm in January.
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JL W
12 October 2017|
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Response from Tamba5 | Reviewed this property |
You can but you still have to pay the admission that includes the Beyond the Fields and the Barnyard Tours. Once inside you can enjoy the property with or without those tours.
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