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Middleton Place
Middleton Place

Middleton Place

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109 Reviews
Daily 9am–5pm
4300 Ashley River Road, Charleston, South Carolina, 29414

The Basics

A visit to Middleton Place offers insight into what Southern plantation life was like in the 18th and 19th centuries. A general admission ticket includes access to the sprawling landscaped gardens and plantation stable yards, while possible add-on experiences are a 45-minute guided tour of the House Museum and a leisurely 40-minute open-air carriage tour around the plantation grounds. Those with more time can book a room at the Middleton Place Inn, which includes access to all Middleton points of interest.

  • This site is a must-see for history buffs.

  • Give yourself a minimum of two hours (and as much as a full day) to tour the estate.

  • The gardens are mostly wheelchair accessible, and the site offers handicapped parking and restrooms. The House Museum is not handicapped accessible.

  • Wear comfortable walking shoes and appropriate clothing for outdoor conditions.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Charleston

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Enjoyable day
Holly_G, May 2021
Middleton Place Tour & Lunch with Transportation from Charleston
Great way to spend the day. Middleton Place is beautiful and the historic value is high. Transportation to and from is nice and the driver was engaging and enjoyable. Only downside of the day was the buffet lunch which was mediocre and bland.
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Great experience
John_P, May 2021
Middleton Place Tour & Lunch with Transportation from Charleston
This was a wonderful tour, Just enough time to visit the beautiful gardens and grounds and tour the historic home. The lunch exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend the store.
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A great experience
Jeff_B, May 2021
Middleton Place Tour & Lunch with Transportation from Charleston
The ride to and from the plantation was made enjoyable by Benjamin - the owner of pineapple tours. He filled us in with history and current trends of the city making the ride as informative as the plantation tour. The Plantation grounds were Yeahbeautiful and the people very knowledgeable about the history. Even the restaurant, included in the tour, was wonderful!
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Beautiful
Ksenia_J, Apr 2021
Middleton Place Tour & Lunch with Transportation from Charleston
Beautiful gardens. It was self tour and plenty of time for walk around. Meal was included which is great. I liked it
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Very good
MaryKay_P, Apr 2021
Middleton Place Tour & Lunch with Transportation from Charleston
Lunch, unbelievably delicious. Grounds were great, weather was fabulous. The house tour was disappointing. The people in the out buildings were great with lots of good information.
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enjoyed all of the tour...
Donna_K, Apr 2021
Middleton Place Tour & Lunch with Transportation from Charleston
enjoyed all of the tour but having people around to answer questions and share stories is much appreciated
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A must see
Tolanya_O, Mar 2021
Middleton Place Tour & Lunch with Transportation from Charleston
It was an amazing experience. Being black and stepping my feet on a real plantation brought so many feelings. It's hard to explain.
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Middleton is a treasure!
Roseville, Oct 2020
Middleton Place Tour & Lunch with Transportation from Charleston
Benjamin from Pineapple Tours made our experience the best. Informative of local area and a great video to prepare you to enjoy your time at Middleton seeing what most interests you.
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A Great Tour
Marcus_B, Aug 2020
Middleton Place Tour & Lunch with Transportation from Charleston
Pineapple tours is a great choice for seeing Middleton Place. It is very professionally run and everything was first class. They delivered exactly what they said they would plus some. Benjamin was our guide and he was fantastic.
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Middleton Place
Michael_P, Oct 2020
Middleton Place Tour & Lunch with Transportation from Charleston
Very much enjoyed our day! Beautiful grounds, home and the animals. The lunch was excellent. Pineapple Express did a great job!
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House tour
Letitia, Sep 2020
Middleton Place Tour & Lunch with Transportation from Charleston
Our driver Benjamin did a great job getting us to Middleton. The tour was very good as well. The timing was really good with enough time to see everything, lunch was excellent!
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Travler, Sep 2020
Middleton Place Tour & Lunch with Transportation from Charleston
Wonderful experience! Beautiful gardens! Must see! Pineapple tours was amazing! Don't miss out! Thank you!

How to Get to Middleton Place

Middleton Place is located about 30 to 40 minutes from downtown Charleston along the Ashley River and is best visited by car via Interstate 95. Parking is free of charge. For those without access to a car, it’s also possible to visit on a private tour, which usually includes roundtrip transportation from Charleston.

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When to Get There

While Middleton Place is open throughout the year, many visitors plan their trip based on what’s blooming in the gardens. The winter months see centuries-old camellias burst into bloom, while vibrant azaleas put on a show above Rice Mill Pond in spring. In summer, expect roses, crepe myrtles, magnolias, and kalmia—as well as temperatures in the upper 80s.

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Trip ideas


A Taste of the Low Country

If walking around the grounds works up an appetite, grab a table at the Middleton Place Restaurant, where the menu features Carolina Low Country favorites like she-crab soup, collard greens, shrimp and grits, and Huguenot torte.

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