We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Middleton Place

4300 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29414-7206
+1 843-556-6020
Review Highlights
Family fun

Good experience for kids to run around and magnificent collection of various plants. Best one was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Karthik K
via mobile
Expensive but amazing

Me and my girlfriend opted for the general admission ticket which was $28 dollars each. Whilst... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
South Shields, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 3,195 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“house tour” (662 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
4300 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29414-7206
+1 843-556-6020
Write a Review
Reviews (3,195)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 3,195 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Good experience for kids to run around and magnificent collection of various plants. Best one was the 1000 year old Live oak tree by the river.

Thank Karthik K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Me and my girlfriend opted for the general admission ticket which was $28 dollars each. Whilst expensive, you do get to see A LOT of things for your money. The gardens are huge and so breathtakingly amazing. Any nature lovers will be in their element....More

1  Thank Ditcha1
Reviewed 4 days ago

We spent the day at Middleton walking the beautiful grounds and trying to take everything in. We ate lunch at the restaurant on the grounds. We didn't have a lot of time to eat before our house tour but the staff at the restaurant got...More

2  Thank Renee F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My sister and I enjoyed a walk through the gardens at Middleton place. Even though it was a hot muggy day, I got some great photos of the ponds in shadow. I've always loved seeing the Spanish moss hanging from the live Oaks. I would...More

Thank Joni W
Reviewed 5 days ago

Middleton Place has fabulous grounds. The walking paths through out the property make it very easy to enjoy the rice bogs and river views as well as the English gardens. The house tour was just ok. The furniture while original to the family is not...More

Thank Katie S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our visit was in mid-June, and while there were fewer blooming (colorful) plants that we expected, we can't say enough about the gardens! We did not purchase any add-on tours, and simply walked at our own pace throughout the grounds. We found them to be...More

Thank jeasley2
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you want to see flowers in a magnificent garden, don't go to Middleton in late April. We were there on 26 April...there was but a single bloom! The grounds are vast and pleasant enough, but the nearly $60 price of entry for two made...More

Thank JudyAnn_12
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Just finished a full day tour of Middleton Place. Highlights were the house tour with a very knowledgeable guide providing a good overview of the family lineage and their accomplishments as well as the beautiful gardens. Those two are worth the time. I can't recommend...More

2  Thank Don S
Reviewed 6 days ago

We thoroughly enjoyed visiting Middleton Place. The house which you can visit (for an additional fee) is actually the north flanker house, as the main house and south flanker are now reduced to piles of rubble after being burned down during the Civil War. The...More

1  Thank jarhead21865
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a dinner at 6pm, after the grounds closed, but you get there a little early and you can walk the grounds almost alone. And the view from the restaurant over the bridge and pond is fantastic - food was great too.

2  Thank JeffQuincy
Nearby Restaurants
Coosaw CrabShack
232 reviews
3.28 km away
Steel City Pizza
89 reviews
3.27 km away
Chick Fil of Dorchester
26 reviews
3.27 km away
Jet's Pizza
14 reviews
3.33 km away
Nearby Attractions
Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site
130 reviews
6.15 km away
Frankie's Fun Park
107 reviews
3.90 km away
Drayton Hall
1,645 reviews
6.83 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are there any provisions for handicapped?
26 April 2017|
Answer Show all 2 answers
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
How far is it from the airport
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.
Where is the cruise ship pier and is there public transportation near the pier. Also, is there a Hop on Hop off Bus available inb Charleston. Will only be there one day and want to take advantage of this beautiful city.
23 March 2017|
Answer Show all 3 answers
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!