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Middleton Place Plantation and Gardens

Middleton Place Plantation and Gardens
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4300 Ashley River Road
Charleston, SC 29414


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18th century plantation, house museum tour, a stableyard farm experience, African American educational programs and an adjacent Inn and restaurant

Middleton Place is a carefully preserved 18th century plantation on the banks of the Ashley River that has survived the American Revolution, Civil War, earthquake and hurricanes. It was the residence of Henry Middleton, president of the first Continental Congress and his son, Arthur, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. The National Historic Landmark encompasses America’s oldest landscaped gardens, the Middleton Place House and plantation stableyards. Programs are available to visitors to describe life on a lowcountry plantation as experienced by both master and slave from the Colonial period through 19th Century planter family. The stableyard program focuses on farm animals, historic crafts and agricultural skills. A demonstration rice field of Carolina Gold Rice provides a visual picture of the prominence of this one crop during the 18th and 19th century. For a complete experience, check out the adjacent Middleton Inn and restaurant!