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+) $29
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: The Cultivation of Carolina Gold Rice
When: June 5, 12, & 19 
Time: 11 am - 2 pm
Where: Middleton Place
Admission: This program included with General Admission 

During the month of June, the cultivation of Carolina Gold Rice will take place in the demonstration rice field. Interpreters wills be on-hand to discuss the growing process and the history of the grain that sustained the South Carolina Low Country. 


What: Juneteenth
When: Wednesday June 19, 2019 
Time: 9 am - 5 pm 
Where: Middleton Place
Admission: Half-price general admission to all residents of Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester counties. Regular admission required for all others.

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 recognition of this important moment in our nation’s history, Middleton Place will honor those African Americans – both enslaved and freed – that lived and worked at Middleton Place.


What: Naturalization Ceremony
When: Wednesday June 26, 2019 
Time: 10 am - 11:30 am 
Where: Middleton Place
Admission: This program included with General Admission

Celebrate Arthur Middleton’s 277th birthday and welcome our country’s newest Americans as they take the oath of citizenship at the home of an ardent patriot and Founding Father of our nation who signed the Declaration of Independence.


What: Independence Day Celebration
When: Thursday July 4, 2019 
Time: 10 am - 4 pm 
Where: Middleton Place
Admission: This program included with General Admission

Spend the holiday at the home of a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Readings of the Declaration and interactive demonstrations will take place throughout the day, including meeting a Revolutionary soldier, colonial crafts, games and a hands-on military drill.


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