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: Garden Strolls and Wine Tastings
When: May 5, 2021
Time:  5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Where: Middleton Place
Admission: $25 in advance/ $30 at the event

Sip and stroll in America’s oldest landscaped gardens while sampling old and new world wines. Each Wednesday evening, a different garden location will be paired with a selection of wines for you to sample. Enjoy spectacular views and light snacks. Safety guidelines will be in place. Purchase tickets here.


What: Annual Sheep Shearing
When: May 8, 2021
Time:  10 am - 3 pm
Where: Middleton Place
Admission: General Admission

Using hand shears, costumed interpreters will remove the fleece from the animal; skirt the shorn fleece to remove any matted or dirty wool; and roll the fleece so it can be sent off for processing.  In addition, the textile shop will be undertaking a “Sheep to Shawl” Project, where a newly shorn fleece will be washed, carded, spun, and woven on a loom to produce a shawl, which will be raffled off that very day.


What: Meet the Stable Yards Animals
When: May 15, 2021
Time:  11 am - 3 pm
Where: Middleton Place
Admission: General Admission

Come spend the afternoon outdoors with some of Middleton Place’s four-footed friends.  Learn how to measure the height of a horse; tell the difference between a pullet and a hen; feel the lanolin from a sheep’s fleece; and much more. The heritage breed animals found in the Stableyards are indicative of those that would have been cared for by the enslaved and free people in the 18th and 19th centuries. Programs and demonstrations will be on display all afternoon.  Come join the fun and learn more about the Middleton Place livestock.  (Included in General Admission, free for members).  Masks may be required for portions of the event.


What: Annual Sheep Shearing
When: May 22, 2021
Time:  10 am - 3 pm
Where: Middleton Place
Admission: Regular Admission

Visit with Charleston visual artist Kim Keelor while she demonstrates how she uses wool to create fiber paintings through an old-world process. There will also be some opportunities for guests to try wool-felting throughout the day with wool shorn from the Middleton sheep.

Keelor’s artwork captures the colors, moods, movements, and objects of everyday life in Charleston and South Carolina. She paints with watercolors and in oil, but mostly with wool and fibers.  Her work is currently exhibited in juried art exhibitions in Charleston and Columbia, South Carolina, and in Duluth and Savannah, Georgia. South Carolina.


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