Middleton Place


Middleton Place

Middleton Place is an 18th-century rice plantation comprised of 65 acres and birthplace to Arthur Middleton, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. The plantation is now a National Historic Landmark and home to America’s oldest landscaped gardens. The Middleton Place House Museum was built in 1755 as the gentlemen’s guest quarters and is the only structure still standing of the original three-building residential complex. The buildings were all burned by Union troops two months before the end of the Civil War. The building that is still present today was the least burned and was restored to provide living quarters for the family. The house tour gives you insight into the Middleton family and the slaves that helped maintain the plantation. General admission gives access to the plantation stable yards and gardens while the museum house tour is an additional fee. The plantation has an excellent restaurant and an Inn with 55 rooms on the property. Allow about two hours to tour the house and gardens.



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Middleton Place Hours and Admission


Hours:
Open Daily 9 am - 5 pm
Closes at 1 pm on Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day

Admission:
Adults (14+) $26
Student (14+ with student ID) $15
Child (6-13) $10
Children 5 and under Free


Middleton Place Address and Map


Middleton Place
4300 Ashley River Rd
Charleston SC 29414
(843) 556-6020
Middleton Place Website


Current and Upcoming Events
at Middleton Place


What: ALICE RAVENEL HUGER SMITH, CHARLESTON RENAISSANCE ARTIST EXHIBITION
When: March 1, 2021 - January 10, 2022
Time: 10 am - 3 pm
Where: Middleton Place
Admission: General Admission + House Museum Tour Entry Fee

Middleton Place National Historic Landmark and the Edmondston-Alston House in downtown Charleston are currently featuring a special exhibition of works by Alice Ravenel Huger Smith in connection with the recent launch of the book Alice: Alice Ravenel Huger Smith, Charleston Renaissance Artist. Alice Smith was a leading artist in the movement that sparked economic revival and historic preservation in Charleston in the decades between the two world wars. The book and the exhibition provide unique insights into Alice as an author, illustrator, printmaker, painter, teacher, and historian from the perspective of her family and close friend.

The special exhibitions are included in the House Museums’ admissions and allow the public the rare opportunity to see over 35 works from private collections and the Gibbes Museum of Art.


What: Flag Day Celebration
When: June 14, 2021
Time:  10 am - 3 pm
Where: Middleton Place
Admission: Included with General Admission. Free for members

Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress.  To celebrate this occasion, special programs on the history of the U.S. Flag, flag etiquette, crafts, and other programs will be offered. 


What: Juneteenth
When: June 19, 2021
Time:  10 am - 3 pm
Where: Middleton Place
Admission: Included with General Admission. Half over for local residents (see below)

June 19th is a national day of commemoration in the United States, Emancipation Day or “Juneteenth.”  It was on this date in 1865 that the Union Army officially occupied the state of Texas ending one of the last bastions of slavery in the United States.

In addition to regular educational programming, screenings of the award-winning documentary Beyond the Fields: Slavery at Middleton Place and special first-person presentations will be offered to the visiting public. Learn more about Juneteenth and emancipation in the Low Country.

In recognition of this important moment in our nation’s history, Middleton Place will offer half-price general admission to all residents of Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester counties. Discounted tickets must be purchased at the Visitors Center with ID.


What: Independence Day
When: July 3 - 4, 2021
Time:  10 am - 3 pm
Where: Middleton Place
Admission: Included with General Admission. Free for members

The 4th of July is a day of remembrance, reflection, and celebration and a wide variety of activities will be presented to mark this special day. In addition to regular educational programs, additional programs on the Declaration of Independence, life in the Continental Army, the history of the U.S. Flag, as well as refreshments, games, and crafts will be offered throughout the day. 


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