Middleton Place, Charleston

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. Plan to visit Middleton Place and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Charleston attractions using our Charleston travel planner.
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  • We toured Middleton Place on a trip to Charleston. I really loved walking through the gardens. There are hydrangeas everywhere and would have been so much prettier if we hadn’t visited during the...  more »
  • Have to agree with the other reviewers who found Middleton Place to be historically sugar coated. The gardens are beautiful for sure and the staff were very friendly and willing to answer questions...  more »
  • Middleton Place is a lovely place to visit. It’s grounds are very well kept, the staff are friendly, the trails are engaging without being physically challenging. We saw different birds, toads...  more »
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  • What a fun day at Middleton Place! It was hot but the beauty of the gardens and the shade it offered, helped us to forget! The house was beautiful and the history behind it is just so interesting!! The barns had people there explaining things, making pottery, blacksmithing, etc. The animals we fun too see and the kids loved that. Definitely give yourself a few hours so you can really relax, walk around and enjoy it! Grab a bottle of water on your way in at the outdoor store in the parking lot!
  • A beautiful garden in very well kept condition. The landscape is fantastic, the gardens reminiscent of the European royal gardens with a unique Southern flavor. (Watch out for alligators, I am not kidding). The only thing missing are signposts. Small little numbers at grass level simply does not suffice. Kids welcome.
  • Huge place, with gardens, well marked paths and walkways, and interesting exhibits showing life in olden days. Lots of farm animals make it exciting for the kids. Not crowded. At $29.00 per adult, it's a little pricey.
  • You will not believe how dirty, rotten, old and bug filled this INN/B&B/HOTEL is. They call it rustic. I call it filthy. They have many reasons why they let the place rot since 1970 but none of them valid. I just do not understand neglecting basic property building maintenance for so many years. You can totally tell they have not paid a maintenance person in forever. Most of us own homes and we would not let pests and rot consume our properties. There are much better B&B's in the area. Maybe not with this name or history, but so much cleaner and more comfortable. It just astounds me how they let this once beautiful place return to the earth. It is just really sad, but I did enjoy the horses. It is a nice place to tour for the day but you will NOT want to sleep here.
  • Obviously gorgeous views. Impeccable service, and the food was out of this world. Why go downtown when you get get it all right here on the Ashley? My wife and I will only go here for our date nights for the foreseeable future

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