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Middleton Place

#6 of 241 things to do in Charleston Features Animals
4300 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29414-7206
+1 843-556-6020
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I think it's a nice place but it's very expensive for a family of 4. I didn't realize we weren't... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Danielle G
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We will go back for sure

What an amazing experience. So much history in this place. Great place to visit with kids to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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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  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
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4300 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29414-7206
+1 843-556-6020
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I think it's a nice place but it's very expensive for a family of 4. I didn't realize we weren't able to tour The Middleton's actual house. It was just okay. They did have some animals the kids enjoyed.

Thank Danielle G
Reviewed 3 days ago

What an amazing experience. So much history in this place. Great place to visit with kids to learn about US history. We went on 4th of July and they had a special event for that day including reading the declaration of Independence. A must see...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We took a day trip from Hilton Head to Charleston in late July. Based on what we learned at the Charleston visitor center, we decided to head to Middleton Place first before returning to the town center to explore further. It was a hot and...More

Thank starkid0816
Reviewed 5 days ago

Middleton Place is one of the best examples of historic gardens in the US. The gardens are kept meticulously groomed and there are a variety of places to see. The Butterfly Lakes were featured in the movie The Patriot and numerous trails and walkways are...More

Thank lisamhe2016
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice property and history. We did the house tour as well, which was okay. Considering it wasn't even the main house that they lived in. The tour was pretty short. Our guide was slightly older so it was hard to understand her. It was a...More

Thank J S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The garden is amazing, with lakes, bridges, and animals (we saw sheep, birds and even alligators). We also had an interesting and informative tour at Middleton House

Thank lauramA8786SA
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Give yourself 2-3 hours if you are planning to visit. The place is amazing. If you are a photographer, you will enjoy yourself and take lots of good pictures. The tour was very informative and interesting.

Thank kh_saf
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is well worth a visit to this beautiful plantation. You can not help but be impressed by the stunning gardens, beautiful lakes and wildlife...although we did have quite a shock to discover an alligator at our feet (albeit a small one), certainly wasn't listed...More

Thank Cookies247
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had to visit a southern plantation while in Charleston. The tour of The Middleton Mansion was worth the price alone. The Middleton family history dates to before the Revolutionary War.

Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 1 week ago

While staying in Charleston my husband and I went to visit Middleton Place. We just did a garden tour because the prices were a bit expensive. While the gardens were massive, well kept, and breathtaking - there really wasn't much else to see. The original...More

Thank JLT0817
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Sarah C
15 August 2017|
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Response from kh_saf | Reviewed this property |
I can't help you much because we bought the tickets from the tickets counter when we arrived to the house. The prices were exactly as their website. It's worth mentioning that the tickets counter was just next to the... More
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
31 March 2017|
Response from Don B | Property representative |
Middleton Place is approximately 18 miles from the Charleston International Airport. You should plan on a drive that will take about 30-35 minutes.