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Middleton Place Foundation Event Calendar

Attendees of Middleton Place Special Events receive 10% off the room rate at The Inn at Middleton Place. Click here or call 843-556-0500 to reserve.

Through October 29, 2017: Alice Ravenel Huger Smith: Sharing Her Legacy

Dates: Now through October 29, 2017
Tour Times:
Middleton Place   Tue - Sun 10 am to 4 pm and Mon 12 pm to 4 pm
Edmondston-Alston House   Tue - Sat 10 am to 4 pm and Sun - Mon 1 pm to 4 pm
Click for Special Art Focus Tour information.

Cost: Free with General and Middleton Place House Museum Admission

ARHSdetail webA special exhibit of her landscapes, family portraits and sketch books from private family collections never before exhibited together. Alice Ravenel Huger Smith was an author, illustrator, printmaker, painter, teacher and historian. She was a key member of a group of local writers and artists that spearheaded a dramatic cultural renewal in the 1920’s and 1930’s, now recognized as the Charleston Renaissance. She is best known for her paintings that depict the natural beauty and historical significance of the Carolina Low Country. She was also part of a close and devoted family. This special exhibit, displayed at the Edmondston-Alston House Museum and the Middleton Place House Museum, brings together, for the first time, private family collections of her art and poetry, and provides a unique perspective on her life and work.

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Wells Fargo Festival Finale and Festival Finale Beer Garden

Date: June 11
Time: Gate opens at 3:30 p.m., main stage performance at 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $25/advance, $30/at event ($5 off for Foundation Members)

Tickets: Tickets and info at SpoletoUSA.org

Savor Low Country picnic fare by the Middleton Place Restaurant and libations from four unique breweries and distilleries. The new and expanded menu includes savory entrées from the smoker trailer, additional sides and frozen treats. Enjoy local and regional bands in the afternoon before Spoleto Finale headliners The Revivalists take the main stage to bring Spoleto Festival USA to a close.

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Naturalization Ceremony

Date: June 26
Time: 10 a.m.
Celebrate Arthur Middleton’s 275th birthday and welcome our country’s newest Americans as they take the oath of citizenship at the home of an ardent patriot and Founding Father of our nation who signed the Declaration of Independence.

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July 1: Independence Day Weekend Celebration

Date: July 1
Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: Free with General Admission/Free for Foundation Members
Spend the holiday weekend at the home of a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Readings of the Declaration and interactive demonstrations will take place throughout the day, including Revolutionary military encampment, display from the South Carolina Historical Society, and presentations on women and the enslaved during the Revolution. Also enjoy colonial crafts and refreshments in the family fun tent.

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July 2: Independence Day Weekend Celebration

Date: July 2
Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Cost: Free with General Admission/Free for Foundation Members
Spend the holiday weekend at the home of a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Readings of the Declaration and interactive demonstrations will take place throughout the day, including Revolutionary military encampment, display from the South Carolina Historical Society, and presentations on women and the enslaved during the Revolution. Also enjoy colonial crafts and refreshments in the family fun tent.

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July 4: Independence Day Celebration

Date: July 4
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: Free with General Admission/Free for Foundation Members
Spend the holiday at the home of a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Readings of the Declaration will take place throughout the day, as well as presentations on women and the enslaved during the Revolution. Also enjoy colonial crafts and refreshments in the family fun tent in addition to the day’s regular activities.

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JULY 4: A BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION FOR THE AGES

Date: July 4
Time: 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Cost: $85/person | $75/Foundation members
Tickets: Call 843-266-7477 to purchase
Join the Middleton Place Foundation for a memorable Fourth of July commemoration of the 300th birthday of Henry Middleton, the founder of Middleton Place, and the 275th birthday of Arthur Middleton, a Signer of the Declaration of Independence. Play colonial tavern games. Dance under the tutelage of a dance master and his partner. Feast on early American cuisine and specialty cocktails from the colonial period – all prepared by the Middleton Place Restaurant. Meet the men and women of two 18th century generations of the Middleton family. Celebrate the birthday milestones of two Founding Fathers with a fireworks display.

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SEPTEMBER 10: HARVEST MOON DINNER

Date: September 10
Time: 5 - 7 p.m.
Cost: TBA
The Middleton Place Restaurant hosts an evening focused on local harvests and grains. The dinner is located at the on-site Organic Farm, allowing guests to interact with the farmers and see the organic practices first hand. Organic wines are selected to compliment the plantation dinner.

OCTOBER 7 & 8: LEISURELY PURSUITS AND GRAND ENTERTAINS

Dates: October 7 & 8
Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: Free with General Admission/Free for Foundation Members
How did people amuse themselves in the 18th Century? Interactive programs and demonstrations offer an incredible range of colonial sports, games, 18th-century country dances, needlework, painting in the gardens and music.

OCTOBER 8: HUNTER MOON DINNER

Date: October 8
Time: 7 - 10 p.m.
Cost: TBA
Savor a variety of wild game meats with seasonal beers at torch and candlelit stations in the Plantation Stableyards. Warm fires, historic craft artisans in period dress and a traditional oyster roast round out the memorable evening.

NOVEMBER 11 & 12: PLANTATION DAYS

Dates: November 11 & 12
Time: 10 a.m – 4 p.m.
Cost: Free with General Admission/Free for Foundation Members
Craftworkers demonstrate the skills practiced by enslaved people as they prepared the antebellum plantation for winter. Different aspects of 18th and 19th century plantation life will be explored including domestic skills, African American culture and Gullah storytelling.

NOVEMBER 23: THANKSGIVING BUFFET

Date: November 23
Time: TBA
Cost: TBA
Make plans to spend Thanksgiving Day at Middleton Place with a traditional buffet meal by the Middleton Place Restaurant, served among ancient live oaks in the Pavilion and a graceful sailcloth tent. Guests are invited to stroll “America’s oldest landscaped gardens” before and after dinner.

NOVEMBER 24 & 25: HOLIDAY MARKET

Dates: November 24 & 25
Time: TBA
Cost: No admission required to shop.
The Garden Market & Nursery and Museum Shop kick-off the shopping season with an open-air market including local artisans and vendors, live musicians performing festive carols, complimentary hot cider and treats, and featured items in both shops.

DECEMBER 1 & 8: CHRISTMAS 1860 AT THE EDMONDSTON-ALSTON HOUSE

Dates: December 1 & 8
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., tours given continuously
Cost: TBA
Theatrical performers shed light on a turbulent time in Charleston just before the beginning of the Civil War. Adorned in period costumes, they reflect on the events of the day and how their lives would soon be forever changed.

DECEMBER 9: FAMILY YULETIDE IN THE STABLEYARDS

Dates: December 9
Time: 5:30 - 8 p.m.
Cost: TBA
Fresh greenery, berries and other natural items gathered from the plantation will be provided to make wreaths and other holiday decor. Stableyards artisan shops will be lit by candlelight as craftspeople ply their trades and interact with visitors. Seasonal refreshments provided.

DECEMBER 14-16: GRAND ILLUMINATION AND DINNER

Dates: December 14 – 16
Time: 6 - 8 p.m., tours given continuously
Cost: TBA
Join trained actors in period costume as they take you back to the Christmas of 1782. Dramatic presentations explore the return of Arthur Middleton from Philadelphia, the end of the Revolutionary War in the South and the departure of the British troops.

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