Middleton Place, a National Historic Landmark, includes America’s oldest landscaped Gardens!
The Middleton Place Gardens reflect the elegant symmetry of 17th century European design, and its geometric plan includes parterre gardens, reflection pools and sculptured terraces descending to the Butterfly Lakes.
Guided tours of the House Museum interpret four generations of the Middleton family and their important role in American history. In the Stableyards, craftspeople recreate plantation activities of the Low Country plantation of the 18th and early 19th centuries.
Guests can enjoy three complimentary tours with general admission: the “Beyond the Fields” walking tour exploring the life and culture of Middleton Place’s enslaved population; the Garden Overview tour for a fuller understanding of the historic Gardens; and the “Meet the Breeds” tour, introducing Stableyards visitors to the various farm animals present when the plantation was fully self-sustaining. In addition, Nature Walks, Carriage Tours, and Kayaking are available.
The Middleton Place Restaurant presents Low Country fare for lunch daily and elegant candlelight dinners Tuesday through Sunday.