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Middleton Place
Middleton Place

Middleton Place

Daily 9am–5pm
4300 Ashley River Road, Charleston, South Carolina, 29414

The Basics

A visit to Middleton Place offers insight into what Southern plantation life was like in the 18th and 19th centuries. A general admission ticket includes access to the sprawling landscaped gardens and plantation stable yards, while possible add-on experiences include a 45-minute guided tour of the House Museum or an open-air carriage tour of the grounds. Those with more time can book a room at the Middleton Place Inn, which includes access to all Middleton points of interest.

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Middleton Place All-Access Admission / Self Guided Tour & Lunch from Charleston
Middleton Place All-Access Admission / Self Guided Tour & Lunch from Charleston
star-4.5
$120.90 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Beautiful! Must see!
Awesome tour! Tour guide was great! Middleton is beautiful!! The trees are amazing, the grounds are gorgeous and restaurant was great.
Rachella_B, Jul 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Charleston

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Charleston Plantation Tour- Middleton
Kennethrothman92, Jun 2022
Charleston Plantation Tour - Middleton Place Plantation
This was a fantastic tour of Middleton Place. The guided tour was extremely helpful in hitting the must see areas as well as receiving the knowledge on the lay of the landscape. We would recommend this tour to anyone who is looking for an amazing tour and tour guide.
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This was a fabulous tour...
Judy_R, Jul 2022
Middleton Place All-Access Admission / Self Guided Tour & Lunch from Charleston
This was a fabulous tour package and a great plantation to visit! Loved the history that was shared and the meal was amazing!
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Mike is your man!
Teddy_G, Jun 2022
Charleston Plantation Tour - Middleton Place Plantation
Mike was awesome. Walking the plantation grounds. He was so knowledgeable about the plantation history. Such a friendly person made us feel as if we were friends for years.
star-5
Perfect tour to see what life was like on a plantation
michael_a, Jun 2022
Middleton Place All-Access Admission / Self Guided Tour & Lunch from Charleston
Fantastic day on a genuine plantation and great food with the provided lunch. Wander the grounds, gardens, walk amongst the animals, and take in all the beauty of the place.
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The bus drive and the...
Julianne_L, Apr 2022
Middleton Place All-Access Admission / Self Guided Tour & Lunch from Charleston
The bus drive and the tour guides were very informative. We had a very nice day visiting Middleton Place.
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Nice visit to Middleton Plantation
Bob_H, May 2022
Middleton Place All-Access Admission / Self Guided Tour & Lunch from Charleston
Tour of the house and gardens. It is a nice property. Lunch was okay. All the guides were very friendly and helpful.
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A Real Experience of American History
William_S, May 2022
Middleton Place All-Access Admission / Self Guided Tour & Lunch from Charleston
Our driver provided excellent commentary on the history and importance of the Middleton family and this property in America’s history. Had plenty of time to explore and enjoyed a great lunch. One of the best excursions we have done.
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We really loved our driver, Mudge. He went over & beyond. However, the food/beverage situation needs improvement
Brandy_H, Jul 2021
Private Chauffeur & Admission to Middleton & Magnolia Plantation + Box Lunch
Most memorable- the driver (Mudge) Opinion: when offering a lunch box, we would recommend the food be fresh. We were picked up at 9:30am, & our driver already had the food in the front seat in a paper bag. We had just had breakfast, & had planned on eating the food for lunch (noon). But with it being in a paper bag & not kept cold… we did not get to enjoy it. The water in the cooler had no ice; therefore it was hot.
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The timing of everything...
Mike_S, May 2022
Middleton Place All-Access Admission / Self Guided Tour & Lunch from Charleston
The timing of everything was great; time to explore the grounds on your own, lunch, and timing of the departure.
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Great experience
Martin_R, May 2022
Middleton Place All-Access Admission / Self Guided Tour & Lunch from Charleston
Our driver was very pleasant and knowledgeable. Food was delicious. Grounds were very well maintained. And the craftsmen (cooper, blacksmith, etc.) were exceptionally accommodating and informative.
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Well worth the short bus ride
Wade_W, Apr 2022
Middleton Place All-Access Admission / Self Guided Tour & Lunch from Charleston
Just a lovely day to spend. Great tour, food, and location. History for sure. First time at a plantation and glad to take the tour.
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A Treasure of the low country!
Marcia_R, Apr 2022
Middleton Place All-Access Admission / Self Guided Tour & Lunch from Charleston
From the moment we entered, a feeling of peace and serenity enveloped us. The majestic live oaks are certainly to be treasured. Lunch was a flavorful representation of low country cuisine. The docents were knowledgeable and personable. The research done to acknowledge the contributions of the slaves was impressive. Middleton was a wonderful experience!
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • This site is a must-see for history buffs.

  • Give yourself a minimum of two hours (and as much as a full day) to tour the estate.

  • The gardens are mostly accessible for wheelchair users, and the site offers disabled parking and restrooms; the House Museum is not accessible.

  • Wear comfortable walking shoes and appropriate clothing for outdoor conditions.

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How to Get There

Middleton Place is located about 30–40 minutes from downtown Charleston along the Ashley River and is best visited by car via Interstate 95. Parking is free of charge. For those without access to a car, it’s also possible to visit on a private tour, which usually includes round-trip transportation from Charleston.

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When to Get There

While Middleton Place is open throughout the year, many visitors plan their trip based on what’s blooming in the gardens. The winter months see centuries-old camellias burst into bloom, while vibrant azaleas put on a show above Rice Mill Pond in spring. In summer, expect roses, crepe myrtles, magnolias, and kalmia—as well as high temperatures.

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A Taste of the Low Country

If walking around the grounds works up an appetite, grab a table at the Middleton Place Restaurant, where the menu features Carolina Low Country favorites like she-crab soup, collard greens, shrimp and grits, and Huguenot torte.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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