Middleton Place, Charleston

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#3 of 84 in Historic Sites in Coastal South Carolina
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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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  • The gardens are beautifully laid out & very well maintained. Lots of great shade & lovely views. Staff were all helpful & knowledgeable. The house tour was interesting. 
    The gardens are beautifully laid out & very well maintained. Lots of great shade & lovely views. Staff were all helpful & knowledgeable. The house tour was interesting.  more »
  • The tour was interesting. We enjoyed visiting the animals and the stations explaining living back then. I loved the gardens but didn't have enough time to explore. 
    The tour was interesting. We enjoyed visiting the animals and the stations explaining living back then. I loved the gardens but didn't have enough time to explore.  more »
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  • My daughter in law took me whe the begonias were in bloom. It was absolutely beautiful. The many walking trails were so peaceful. You feel at peace being there. Seeing the sheep wander around, the old building, the men working as they would long ago just made you feel as if you belonged in that long ago Era. It is a must place to visit
  • A place worth the visit. A beautiful property. The staff seems to be knowledgeable about the history and property. Dave was a great help (I hope I stated the correct name...if not I apologize). I will definitely return.

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