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: Dipping the Wick: Hands-On Candle Making
When: March 5, 16 & 30, 2020 
Time: 10:30 am - 3 pm 
Where: Middleton Place
Admission: Event is included with General Admission to Middleton Place/Free for Middleton Place Foundation Members.

Under the tutelage of a Middleton Place Volunteer, guests can make their own candle, 18th-century style, by dipping a cotton wick into a vat of melted wax.


What: Camellia Walks
When: March 14, 2020 
Time: 11 am - 12:30 pm 
Where: Middleton Place
Admission: Included with general admission. Reservations are required as space is limited

In the depths of winter, the beauty of camellias enhance the Gardens with thousands of blossoms. Special 11:00 am walking tours given by expert guides focus on the historic camellias, including the 1786 Reine des Fleurs, one of the first camellias planted in America. Tours last approximately 75 minutes.


What: Finding the Groove: Hands-On Barrel Making
When: March 22, 2020
Time: 11:15 am - 11:45 am
Where: Middleton Place
Admission: Event is included with General Admission to Middleton Place/Free for Middleton Place Foundation Members.

Barrels were just one of many wooden containers made by a cooper  that were used at Middleton Place.  Under the tutelage of Middleton Place’s resident cooper, guests will have a chance to try their skill at assembling a wooden barrel.


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