Due to anticipated threats of Hurricane Ian, Middleton Place and the Restaurant will be closed Friday, September 30, and reopen Saturday, October 1 at noon. The Edmondston-Alston House will close at 1:00 pm on Thursday, September 29, and reopen Saturday, October 1 at noon. The Inn at Middleton Place will be closed on Friday, September 30.

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Jul 04
Wednesday 10 am-4 pm

Celebrating Independence

Date: July 4, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Middleton Place

E Pluribus, Unum: From Many, One.

On Independence weekend and Independence Day, special programming at Middleton Place will invite guests to explore why people chose to fight for whichever side, specifically in South Carolina colony. While the signing of the Declaration of Independence points to mutual high-minded ideals of Liberty and self-governance, the War for American Independence in the southern colonies was very much a civil war. Many people remained loyal to the crown, and many more did not wish to be involved at all.

On July 4 guests will have the opportunity to hear presentations from Arthur Middleton on the signing of the Declaration, and from a colonial lady about her experience of the era as well. Colonial games will be available for play all day, as well as crafts to engage visitors young and old, celebrating diversity as Americans. Refreshments of watermelon, lemonade, and ice cream will be available to help beat the heat.

All activities are included in regular admission to Middleton Place and free for Foundation members.

Activities available all day:
Colonial Games, Family Fun Crafts, material culture display

5 min before every house tour:
Reading of the Declaration of Independence at the House

Scheduled Events:
10:30 – Living History Presentation: A Woman’s Perspective of Declaring Independence and War

11:30 – Living History Presentation: Arthur Middleton and the Signing of the Declaration

12:30 – Living History Presentation: Charles Middleton, an Enslaved Perspective on “Independence”

1:30 – Living History Presentation: A Woman’s Perspective of Declaring Independence and War

2:30 – Living History Presentation: Arthur Middleton and the Signing of the Declaration

3:30 – Living History Presentation: Charles Middleton, an Enslaved Perspective on “Independence”


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