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. 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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  • August 14, 2017
    We took a day trip from Hilton Head to Charleston in late July. Based on what we learned at the Charleston visitor center, we decided to head to Middleton Place first before returning to the town cent...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Middleton Place is one of the best examples of historic gardens in the US. The gardens are kept meticulously groomed and there are a variety of places to see. The Butterfly Lakes were featured in the ...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Nice property and history. We did the house tour as well, which was okay. Considering it wasn't even the main house that they lived in. The tour was pretty short. Our guide was slightly older so it wa...  more »
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  • March 24, 2017
    It's a bit pricey if you want the full historical house tour and carriage experience on top of the entry fee. A lot is included with the entry fee and you could be very happy with just that at this location. Make sure to ask questions. I liked the carriage tour because I love horses, but otherwise you could leave this part out. The house tour has great historical information and items throughout. If you are only looking for historical info, the other presentations available within the entry fee will provide a lot of that for you about the plantation. The garden tour could be self guided which is beautiful at every part or you could choose to follow a guide at the top of each hour for some assistance for free.
  • July 3, 2017
    Such a wonderful experience from both a historical and natural perspective. Highly recommend the restaurant located within the heart of the grounds. Be prepared to walk, so bring cumfy attire.
  • June 1, 2017
    We are members here and love our family pass. Great place to take friends and relax for the day. Excellent buffet at the Restaurant. Great garden and home tour, and wagon ride. Very peaceful and beautiful!
  • January 23, 2017
    A very well preserved historic landmark for tourists and locals alike. Come here to take a look back in time and admire the tenacity of the slaves that built this place up. You can get lost in the many secret gardens and enjoy the ponds. There's a museum, a restaurant and a souvenir shop. Make sure you make a stop to visit the sugar cane mill, the water buffaloes, the guinea hogs, the cows and the horses. It makes for a very pleasant visit with children. There's also a hotel in the property but you don't need to stay at the hotel to access the plantation fields. You've got to walk around to get to most places since there's no transportation within. Great place!
  • June 15, 2017
    Middleton Place is one of the most beautiful areas to get married in the Charleston area. Incredible gardens and a rich history make a must. Incredibly professional staff.

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