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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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Thoroughly enjoyed

While I live locally, I had not visited Middleton. I took advantage of a California friend's visit... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
southcarolinacarly
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South Carolina
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Overpriced

We visited the plantation during the week and rented a car for the day to make the trip. The cost... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Cynthia B
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Troy, Missouri, United States
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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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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4300 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29414-7206
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

While I live locally, I had not visited Middleton. I took advantage of a California friend's visit to go. We arrived at 11 am and did not leave until after 5. We did the Beyond the Fields tour, the garden tour and at the last...More

Thank southcarolinacarly
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited the plantation during the week and rented a car for the day to make the trip. The cost to enter the grounds is $28. If you want to tour the "plantation home", it's another $15. I feel that $43 is a bit pricey...More

Thank Cynthia B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Middleton is my new favorite plantation in the Charleston area. The grounds are absolutely stunning and the house is well preserved showing a look back into a simpler time. One could only imagine being able to live at Middleton and roaming the well manicured grounds...More

Thank PoompasDucks
Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful gardens and great historical site. However, if you’re looking for the grand southern plantation, this isn’t it. Only one section of the house remains, and for us that is what we enjoy. The gardens are amazing and the tour guides are very knowledgeable, so...More

Thank Julie N
Reviewed 4 days ago

Its nice but could be better as you need a lot of imagination as the main house burned down during the civil war. Allegedly nice gardens but we were driven off by swarms of the largest mosquitos ever so plan accordingly.

1  Thank statestreet75
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had dinner at the restaurant on this property after a short tour. The restaurant menu is limited, but food is quite good as was the service.

Thank wjack
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

As far as the grounds, they were beautiful and well kept. The tour of the home was nice. The guide was very informative, but overall the house was a little disappointing compared to other places we have seen. The restaurant had a nice atmosphere, but...More

Thank Bonnie J
Reviewed 6 days ago

During our visit, we rented a car for the day and visited two plantations, both of which had tours. If you visit the mansions in the City, you have to try and see the out of town properties.

Thank Bruce K
Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens are beautiful. The original house was destroyed during the Civil War, you can still see the ruins, so we visited the third house on the site. It was very interesting learning about the history and what became of the inhabitants. Eliza's House is...More

Thank Kristin H
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was ok, but we’ve stayed in better places. Expensive for what it was. Web site made it sound very nice but it didn’t live up to our expectations.

1  Thank Ian F
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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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Sarah C
15 August 2017|
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Response from Ron K | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure, we bought our tickets there, it was very easy onsite
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pcornforth
26 April 2017|
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Response from Don B | Property representative |
Middleton Place is a centuries old plantation that has been maintained, as best as practicable, as it was in the 18th and 19th centuries. Pathways are sandy, not paved, but wheelchairs can usually access virtually all of the... More
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