Middleton Place


Middleton Place

Middleton Place is a 65 acre, 18th-century rice plantation. The plantation is the birthplace of 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 still present today was the least burned and 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 Evolving Landscape of Middleton Place
When: June 13, 2024
Time: 10 am - 11 am  
Where: Middleton Place
Admission: Included with regular admission

Middleton Place is not exactly the same as it was 200 years ago, let alone 50 years ago. Join Sidney Frazier and Jeff Neale as they discuss the ever-changing façade of Middleton Place.


What: Juneteenth
When: June 19, 2024
Time: 10:30 am - 3:30 pm  
Where: Middleton Place
Admission: Included with Regular Admission

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 programming, screenings of the award-winning documentary Beyond the Fields: Slavery at Middleton Place will be offered to the visiting public.


What: In Celebration of the "Red Drink"
When: June 19 & 22, 2024
Time: 12 pm - 2 pm  
Where: Middleton Place
Admission: Included with Regular Admission

In Celebration of the Red Drink: Join us for a drop-in discussion regarding the history of the red drink in African American celebrations, and the cultural importance of the Roselle plant within the community. Try our recipe for Roselle Tea and take home a sample teabag to enjoy at home.

We will also have Roselle plants available for sale.


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