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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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Wednesdays, October 25 – November 15: GARDEN STROLLS AND WINE TASTINGS

Dates: Wednesdays, October 25 – November 15
Time: 5:30- 7:30 pm
Cost: $25/adult, $20/Foundation members
Tickets: Purchase tickets online here or call 843-266-7477
Savor fine wines from the great wine producing regions of the world as you experience a specially selected garden room in Middleton Place’s extraordinary landscape. Each Wednesday evening, a different garden location will be paired with a regional selection of wines for you to sample. Light hors d'oeuvres will also be served.


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 16: Cocktails & Food Tastings with Six and Twenty Distillery

Dates: November 16
Time: 6 pm-9 pm
Cost: $60 in advance, $65 at the door
Tickets: Purchase tickets online here or call 843-266-7477
A combination of cocktails and food pairings using our friends at Six and Twenty Distillery’s remarkable spirits. Watch the chefs prepare multiple dishes while enjoying unique cocktails.


NOVEMBER 23: THANKSGIVING BUFFET

Date: November 23
Time: TBA
Cost: $70/adult, $35/child (6-13), $10/child (4-5), 3 and under free
Foundation members and Inn guests receive a discount
Call 843-266-7477 to make reservations
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 a 4,000 square foot climate controlled tent with hardwood floors and a 180 degree view of the Greensward. Guests are invited to stroll America's oldest landscaped gardens before and after dinner.
Menu: Smoked Turkey, Honey Ham, Mac & Cheese, Green Bean Casserole, Corn Dressing, Mashed Potatoes, Hoppin' John, Collards, Rolls/Biscuits/Cornbread, Gravy, Cranberry Sauce and Assorted Pies



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: $20/advance, $25/at event
Tickets: Purchase tickets online here.
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: $15/Adults, $5/Children (4-13), ages 3 and under are free
Tickets: Purchase tickets online here.
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: $59/Adults, $20 (ages 6-13), ages 5 and under are free
Tickets December 14: Purchase tickets online here.
Tickets December 15: Purchase tickets online here.
Tickets December 16: Purchase tickets online here.
Join trained actors in period costume as they take you back to the Christmas of 1782. This lively event celebrates the return of Arthur Middleton from Philadelphia, the end of the Revolutionary War in the South and the departure from Charleston of the British troops. Guests will feast on early American cuisine and specialty cocktails from the colonial period in a graceful pavilion tent following the presentation. Torchlit gardens, warm fires, dramatic scenes and presentations, and traditional buffet will make Grand Illumination a memorable part of your holiday season.

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