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Address: 4300 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29414-7206
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+1 843-556-6020
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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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Worth spending an entire day there!

We took the garden tour, the house tour and the slavery tour--fascinating, informative and sobering. Had a nice lunch there as well. If you love history, gardens and homes, you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Falmouth, Maine, USA
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Falmouth, Maine, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took the garden tour, the house tour and the slavery tour--fascinating, informative and sobering. Had a nice lunch there as well. If you love history, gardens and homes, you should find Middleton Place!

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The house was not particularly impressive, but the gardens and demonstrations were marvelous! Would definitely recommend.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited Middleton Place and thought it was not worth the price of $28 just to walk around the grounds and have a garden tour. I would have paid $10-$15 and thought that was an okay price. Plus, the girl who sold us our ticket want that helpful. She basically wanted the payment so she could get back to whatever... More 

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took the Middleton Place Tour since it was supposedly more historic than the other two plantations nearby. Like others noted at Magnolia Plantation, there were extra charges for each separate event at Middleton Place. The gardens, ponds and the views were terrific. The main house was destroyed after the civil war but the remaining buildings were interesting and there... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Take a stroll back in time. Walk the gardens & admire the very well maintained grounds & picturesque view of the rice fields and Ashley river. I hadn't been out there for awhile & was pleased to see it is as gorgeous as always. There is so much to see and do you could spend a good part of the... More 

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Sandpoint, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the house tour and I was surprised by how much US history is associated with this site. The garden is gorgeous.

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Rochester, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife LOVES gardens - even in winter there was stuff in bloom. Very relaxing. Lots to see; but a bit tragic to think of how it all got there. I really liked the craftspeople employed there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything about Middleton Plantation was wonderful. We stayed the night in one of their rooms. Large and spacious rooms with oversize bathrooms. Very clean. We took the trail and ate at the onsite restaurant. It was very good and the path was lighted. Toured the beautiful plantation the next day. The prices are very reasonable. Can't wait to return.

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you enjoy visiting historic sites in the American south, then Middleton Place is a must see. The gardens alone are worth the trip. Add to that the historic aspects and pure beauty and Middleton Place is well worth adding to your list of paces to see in the Charleston, SC region.

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High Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This plantation is for the garden lover. It is breathtaking, even in the winter. Camellias blooming around every corner. Yes plenty of history for the history buff too. I would love to come back when the azaleas are in bloom.

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