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Middleton Place, Charleston

Categories: Historic Sites, Landmarks, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 2,600+ reviews on the web
Middleton Place once housed several generations of the Middleton family, including Arthur Middleton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Now the plantation, which was built in 1755, has been named a National Historic Landmark and serves as a museum. Perhaps most impressively, the plantation is home to the oldest landscaped gardens in America, where the staff takes care to ensure that there is always something in bloom year round. Enjoy U.S. history amid these tranquil gardens. Take a tour of the house, get a glimpse of colonial life by visiting the stable yards, or ask about guided kayak tours or horseback riding to see the grounds from a different angle. To visit Middleton Place on your holiday in Charleston, and find out what else Charleston has to offer, use our Charleston travel itinerary planner.
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  • We started by paying approximately $30 per person and were asked if we would like the "tour" of the house for an extra $15. Since we just toured McLeod, we thought that $45 vs $10 was very interesting...  read more »
  • Beautiful attraction to go with children and adults, private park that required pay input, very quiet and with great natural landscapes, gardens and pets.
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  • Just 30 minutes from Charleston, Middleton is a history buff's and/or nature lover's must see. The grounds are beautiful and all the guides were knowledgable and friendly. 
  • Middleton Place is a lovely glimpse into South Carolina's beautiful past. In my opinion, it is the prettiest of the plantations. I had dinner at the Inn -- a great way to celebrate with family while enjoying delicious food on beautiful grounds.
  • In comparison to Magnolia Plantation our family enjoyed Magnolia much more. At Middleton Place you have to pay again to go into the house. With that said the customer service agent at the house was rude. I wanted to go into the house porch to buy tickets and she stopped me saying had to buy tickets. I told her that I was told at the entrance we could buy tickets at the house for the house tour. She then let me proceed to the air conditioned porch but when my family of three came up the stairs to the porch she told them to wait outside. It was a gazillion degrees out but she wasn't going to give them five cents of AC. And when in the tour she told my 26 yr old son to move along because he was the last one to look in one of the bedrooms. Awful experience. Magnolia was prettier with more to see. It's overall bigger. Cost less with coupons available on line.
  • Beautiful geounds, rich history. We did the slave history tour with Bill. He was great! Very knowledgeable and entertaining (used to be a teacher so he has it down!). Gardens and old freedman quarters are impressive. Much of the main house burned and fell in earthquake.
  • I am in the Wedding Music Business and this is my favorite plantation. Truly a lovely setting. Perfect place for a Wedding. Membership is reasonable and wine strolls are amazing! If you have not seen this place, do it now!
  • Great tour, very educational. Beautiful gardens and spectacular views. Our guide of the house was very knowledgeable of the family and history. The grounds are beautiful and well cared for.
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