Regarded as the number one bus tour company in Charleston by readers of TripAdvisor, Pineapple Tour Group has the exclusive right to provide an all-inclusive Middleton Place experience. It includes round-trip transportation from downtown Charleston, as well as a delicious Low Country lunch at the plantation. Enjoy a complimentary bottle of ice-cold water, charge your phone on board and, from the moment your journey begins on Pineapple Tour Group’s newest luxury coach, you’ll be introduced via video to Middleton Place, a National Historic Landmark and America’s oldest landscaped Gardens.
Your visit will include a guided tour of the House Museum with its family portraits, furniture, fine English silver, china, jewelry and other objects owned and used by the Middletons from colonial times through the Civil War and beyond. In the Plantation Stableyards, you’ll meet artisans who demonstrate the skills practiced by enslaved people who made tools, pottery and clothing. You’ll meet heritage breeds of livestock such as water buffalo, native Gulf Coast Sheep, Guinea hogs, Dominique chickens and Cashmere goats. And you’ll visit Eliza’s House, to learn about the lives and legacy of the enslaved people who built and sustained Middleton Place.
Your Pineapple Tour Group package also includes a delicious Low Country luncheon inspired by the cuisine of former Middleton Place Chef-in-Residence Edna Lewis, a chef and cookbook author honored by the James Beard Foundation with its Living Legend Award. Menu items include she crab soup, shrimp & grits, fried chicken, pulled pork, a variety of sides or a salad, all followed by dessert.
The Pineapple Tour Group luxury shuttle to Middleton Place is a terrific value. If each component of your tour were purchased separately, the cost would be approximately $135 per person if a ride sharing service, such as Uber or Lyft, were used. So, leave the driving to Pineapple Tour Group and enjoy the ride!
Take a piece of History with you.
Once here, you’ll also have time to visit the Museum Shop, with an extensive selection of books on Middleton Place, Charleston and the rich history and culture of South Carolina, as well as titles on subjects as diverse as landscape design, historical fiction, and southern recipes. You’ll find an excellent selection of books for children and young adults, as well. A beautiful array of accessories includes handbags, scarves, jewelry and so much more. Whether as a gift or a memento of your visit to Charleston and Middleton Place, the Museum Shop has hundreds of products in stock.
The Garden Market & Nursery includes home and garden items, including those handcrafted by the plantation’s resident blacksmith, cooper and potter. The Nursery specializes in plants grown at Middleton Place, including seedlings from the majestic Middleton Oak and the plantation’s camellias.