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. Plan to visit Middleton Place and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Charleston attractions using our Charleston travel planner.
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  • we enjoyed a great day here, wonderful house tour with lots of period information, and then walked all of the grounds for a super experience. easy to find, and worth the time to explore. Grounds were ...  more »
  • This is more than your average plantation tour so if you have time when you are visiting Charleston, check it out. We went on a weekday and the crowds were not bad. We also did a tour of the house mus...  more »
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  • We stayed at the Inn at Middleton Place and took the short walk along the river to see the gardens because, well, why not! I was so impressed the entire time. We came in March on a gorgeous day. The flowers were gorgeous. The trees covered many of the paths to provide a softness of shade. We brought our 5-year old, who loved it.
  • Gardens are spectacular. We had two families and 8 kids between us and I didn't even know they were there. Kids felt free to explore and enjoy. Gardens are so stunning even the young ones recognized it was a pretty amazing place.

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