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Middleton Place

Education Program

Overview
Middleton Place Foundation offers specially structured programming to meet the needs of visiting schools, camps, and other youth organizations.  Site visits are customized to meet the individual goals or curriculum standards requested by the educator or group organizer.

All educational programming at Middleton Place is aligned to South Carolina Department of Education Academic Standards.  Themes that may be addressed during a site visit include: Plantation Life, Slavery in early United States history, the American Revolution, the Civil War, Low Country Rice Culture, South Carolina history, 18th and 19th century domestic skills and material culture, botany and horticulture, as well as animal husbandry and agriculture.


Making Reservations

Site visits may be scheduled with the Director of Public Programming any time between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Please book visits at least a month in advance. Groups that wish to visit Middleton Place or the Edmondston-Alston House during the spring are encouraged to reserve a date well in advance of this busy season due to the limited availability of dates.

Step 1: Download and review the available programming >> 

Notice that all Middleton Place education programs are divided into categories: tours, activities and available options.  All tours and activities are included in general admission.  However additional options, including tours of the House Museum at Middleton Place and carriage rides, do carry additional fees.  Tours of the Edmondston-Alston House, located in historic downtown Charleston, are also available. 

For additional pricing information or to schedule a site visit,
please contact the Director of Public Programming at (843) 556-6020.

Step 2: Book your Educational Group Visit. Click here to fill out the online reservation form >>

Step 3: Download pre- and post-visit materials. Click here to view all downloadable content >>


Educational Groups of all types are welcome at Middleton Place!

Home School Groups
Middleton Place welcomes home school groups. All of the same opportunities outlined in the education programming information packet are available to home school student groups of 15 students or more. For more information, please contact the Director of Public Programming.

Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts
With advance notice, programming may be designed for visiting Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops to accomplish specific badge requirements. For more information, please contact the Director of Public Programming.

College Level Architecture and Design Groups
Middleton Place and The Inn at Middleton Place (designed and executed by W.G. Clark and Charles Menefee of Charleston) provide an excellent study in contrast of various building styles. For more information, please contact the Director of Public Programming. 
Read about the 25th anniversary of The Inn at Middleton Place here >>


Special Opportunities for Teachers at Middleton Place

The 2015 Summer Institute for Teachers is scheduled for June 9 - 11. 
For South Carolina and American History Teachers in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester Counties.
 

Travelling Trunk
Middleton Place is pleased to offer a new teaching resource for educators in the Low Country. The Middleton Place Travelling Trunk provides useful materials for educators to supplement their class room instruction in early South Carolina and American history.  Included in the Trunk are resource materials pertaining to many different aspects of Middleton Place. The Trunk may be checked out for one week at a time for use in the school. 

Click here to view details for the Travelling Trunk >>

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