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Middleton Place

4300 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29414-7206
+1 843-556-6020
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Beautiful and historic place to visit

We stayed a few days at the Inn at Middleton Place and therefore had free admission to the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Very Well Kept Plantation

It was hot and humid, but we expected that in July. The earlier you get there after opening time... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ron K
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
+1 843-556-6020
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stayed a few days at the Inn at Middleton Place and therefore had free admission to the plantation and gardens. We had lunch at the restaurant and the food was delicious. The plantation and gardens was a great place to visit. There is a...More

Thank iceman10000
Reviewed yesterday

It was hot and humid, but we expected that in July. The earlier you get there after opening time the better to miss some of the heat. The gardens are fabulously kept. As part of the admission, they have tours - the Gardens, the Slave...More

Thank Ron K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I'm so glad we didn't leave Charleston without this visit and tour! What a wealth of history and insight. While touring the grounds I felt as though I was in my favorite book, Gone With The Wind. It felt like Rhett Butler's plantation on the...More

Thank desharper
Reviewed 2 days ago

We stayed at the inn, and had dessert our 1st night, and the last night we went for dinner. Great service, great food.

Thank Cynthia F
Reviewed 2 days ago

Middleton Place unique to this planet. It is magnificent in every way, including the food. When you go there, be sure to go early to visit this old plantation. It's beautiful, one of a kind, and is an excellent way to work up an appetite...More

Thank Steven Z
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was the highlight of our trip to Charleston. This place was even more magnificent than what we thought it would be. The house tour also had more artifacts from the original family than any other historic house we visited.

Thank KhloeN1017
Reviewed 2 days ago

A bit more expensive than other plantations in the area but well worth it. This plantation is so much larger than others we have been to in the area. Gorgeously landscaped, impeccable care taken to the grounds, educational, and breathtaking views. I have been to...More

Thank Vacation_Bound_40324
Reviewed 3 days ago

Like many other visitors, I would balk at paying the admission price. Our admission to the house & grounds was included in our stay at the Inn, and I felt like we really got a deal, especially since we only had time for the house...More

Thank FutureMrsP2014
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had time to visit 1 plantation on our visit to Charleston. I chose Middleton Place because of the gardens and being the oldest in the U.S. The grounds were really beautiful. The live oaks with the water in the area was a photo opp....More

1  Thank Forestalle
Reviewed 5 days ago

This has been on my MUST List since I saw its photograph in National Geographic years ago. When it featured in The Patriot my husband became intrigued and agreed we should visit the property on our trip to Charleston. The drive was straightforward from downtown...More

Thank Julie S
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25 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.
23 March 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
II was told they do have a pier stop although I had not seen any ship. Although I did see dolphins!