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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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Beautiful plantatio

I've visited Middleton Place several times, and each time I see something new. The house is... read more

Reviewed yesterday
donwor
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Carmel, Indiana
If you can only pick one plantation, this is it!

I only had two days in Charleston, so I could only pick one plantation. Middleton Place met all my... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
yalibrarian
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San Antonio, Texas
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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

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 2 days 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

Thank yalibrarian
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Reviewed 3 days 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 4 days 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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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The admission of 28 dollars per person was a bit high for touring this estate. It was too cool to enjoy strolling the gardens very much and nothing too much was in bloom. The horses, infact all the animals, were very friendly. The tour guide...More

Thank marie s
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Middleton Place gardens had freeze damage and the early spring plants suffered. However, we enjoyed all three tours (the house wasn't open when we visited) and learned a lot about the plantation.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We toured this plantation with family and found it fascinating to learn all about the history. Loved the animals. The sheep followed us around like little puppies. Enjoyed the quilting demonstration also.

Thank Sandy F
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was just okay. We are 4 girls in our late 20s early 30s and found it kind of boring. The entrance fee of $28 we still don’t really understand what we got for that. All you could do was walk around. In February...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our kids gave us a membership here for Christmas. Today was my first visit. We went on a pretty great and interesting tour today. It was talking about the live of a slave on the plantations. Our guide was really good. It was well worth...More

Thank Kurt B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took an Uber 20 miles out of Charleston to this "farm." Here we took 2 complimentary tours that told us about the history, how the plantation was created, how the work was completed. And then we walked around to view the other areas, and...More

Thank wellwell
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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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