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.
Tours to Middleton Place
Middleton Place Tour & Lunch with Transportation from Charleston BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $115
Duration: 5 hours
Middleton Place & Edmondston-Alston House Combo Ticket BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $49
Duration: 2 to 5 hours
Edmondston-Alston House Admission BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $12
Duration: 1 hour
Middleton Place Reviews
The grounds and gardens were gorgeous. The grounds staff were very friendly. We did not tour the house, but bring bug spray if touring the grounds in the summer. more »
Of the 3 plantations near each other I was given the suggestions to go to Middleton for the fact that it had a plantation house rebuilt from original brick and with authentic furnishings, donated back... more »
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.
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