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Address: 4300 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29414-7206
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Middleton Place is an 18th century rice plantation and National Historic...

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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a lovely stroll

This is not a "plantation," strictly speaking, but a big park. We were there in April when the azaleas would have been in bloom, but bad weather knocked them out. Still it is a... read more

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Hingham, Massachusetts
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This is not a "plantation," strictly speaking, but a big park. We were there in April when the azaleas would have been in bloom, but bad weather knocked them out. Still it is a lovely stroll, and there are crafts people to explain the tasks of the day and some animals to enjoy. We took a carriage ride, which was... More 

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new york
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Charlestonians are proud of the gardens here, which are definitely worth a visit -- if only to see the alligators lolling on the grass. On the other hand, don't expect Versailles or you'll be disappoiunted.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Do the "Beyond the Fields" tour first if you can. That will give you a good overview. Make sure you visit the house and walk around the beautiful grounds. The food at the restaurant was not stellar, but we did not do the buffet.

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Whiteville, North Carolina
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Nice place. Peaceful. Not a lot of blooms but we enjoyed the visit to see oaks and well manicured land. Didn't do tours

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San Marcos, California
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Went on a Camelia walk with very knowledgeable guide. The azaleas and cameliascwere breathtaking. Lunch good and reasonable. Didn't have time to explore the house.

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Lombard, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
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The Middleton Plantation is about a half-hour outside of Charleston and well worth the drive. My wife and I spent between five and six hours there, including lunch and an afternoon ice cream break, and could have spent longer. We took the carriage ride tour of the grounds but did not tour the house. The tour was entertaining and informative,... More 

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We enjoyed Middleton Place although it was pricey. I had heard about this plantation sight so it was on my list of things to do while in Charleston.

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Niagara On The Lake
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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We arrived mid afternoon and were told that lunch was almost over and the restaurant closes for a couple hours until dinner....we were thirsty so bought a bottle of water at the open air market outside ticket after. Upon walking to the entrance, sign says no food or drink allowed so we downed the water. Later, inside, they sell bottled... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Go walk and tour one of the great plantations in the South. Beautiful gardens and a lovely place to have a classic Southern lunch . Did I mention the fried chicken ? Tour the grounds and watch the craftsmen make molasses and forge iron. The house is beautiful with period art and furniture . The butterfly gardens are a masterpiece.

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Ivanhoe, North Carolina
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited Middleton Place on several local recommendations and are not sorry we did. The formal gardens were magnificent. There were plenty of docents available to go into detail about the flora and fauna of the place, as well as the history. We were able to see the preparation of the rice fields when we were there. The artisans cabins... More 

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