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Middleton Place

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 visitors to the various stable yard and 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.

  • Open Daily, 9am – 5:pm | Christmas Eve 9am – 1pm
    Christmas Day Closed

The Restaurant is open for lunch daily from 11-3 for visitors to Middleton Place. Reservations are not required for lunch. The Restaurant is open for dinner 6-9pm Tuesday-Sunday. Reservations are required for dinner.

Credit/Debit Cards/Cash accepted across the property. Members can have contactless entry by showing ID/Membership Card. Online tickets are not dated and do not expire. All sales are final.

Online ticket purchasing is strongly encouraged*

  • Adult Ages 14 and Up – $26
  • Student Ages 14 & Over, with Student ID – $15
  • Child Ages 6-13 – $10
  • Children Ages 5 and Under – FREE

*surcharges may apply for tickets purchased at the gate

General Admission currently includes access to 65 acres of formal landscaped Gardens, a look at 18th and 19th century plantation life with exhibits, displays, artisans and historic animal breeds in the Plantation Stableyards. A digital self-guided tour map is available for viewing on your mobile device.

Also included in General Admission:

  • Guided Garden Tours, daily on the top of the hour 10am – 3pm
    (duration: 30 minutes)
  • Beyond the Fields: Enslavement at Middleton Place, daily 11am, 12pm, 2pm, and 3pm (duration: 40 minutes)
  • Meet the Historic Livestock Breeds Tours, daily 1:30 pm (duration: 30 minutes)

All Tour times subject to change. Check daily schedule at the Visitors Center when you arrive.


4300 Ashley River Road
Charleston, SC 29414

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