We recommend that you plan to spend a minimum of two hours to tour the Gardens, House Museum and Plantation Stableyards. There is so much to see and do that you can easily spend the entire day. The guided Garden Overview and Meet the Breeds Tours average 30 minutes, House Museum Tours and Carriage Tours 45 minutes, and "Beyond the Fields" Walking Tours 60 minutes.
We recommend walking shoes and comfortable clothing. Middleton Place is primarily an outdoor experience, so prepare accordingly for various weather conditions. While rarely needed, visitors to any outdoor venue in the Low Country are also well-advised to carry insect repellent.
Middleton Place offers handicapped parking and restrooms adjacent to visitor parking. The Gardens are generally accessible by wheelchair. Special maps outlining the best wheelchair routes are available at the Visitor Center. Please note that garden paths on this historic property can be uneven, as they are made of dirt and gravel. Walking on grassy areas is permitted and may be useful for those with difficulty navigating steps. The House Museum is accessible for most visitors but visiting the second floor requires an ability to climb a full flight of stairs. We recommend that you speak with a representative at the Visitor Center for personalized advice to make the most of your visit.
Due to free roaming livestock and natural predators, pets are not allowed at Middleton Place. Highly trained service animals are permitted throughout the property; however, we can only accommodate emotional support animals and pets in the main visitor parking lot. Please do not leave your pet in your parked vehicle if weather conditions will result in dangerously high interior temperatures.
Parking is free at Middleton Place for both daily and special event visitors. Spaces for buses and oversized vehicles are available behind the Garden Market and Nursery. Handicapped parking is available near the Visitor Center in the regular visitor parking lot (valid tag required). Please remember to lock your vehicle. Middleton Place is not responsible for damage or loss incurred in the visitor parking area. Parking overnight is prohibited.
Middleton Place encourages photography (except in the House Museum), as well as drawings and paintings for personal enjoyment. However, commercial reproductions are prohibited without prior permission. Applications may be obtained in the Business Office during weekday business hours.
Flying drones at Middleton Place is not permitted except under special circumstances. Such exceptions require advance notice, written permission and supervision by a Middleton Place representative. A fee may be charged and drone pilots must be certified by the FAA. Call 843-556-6020 for details.
Middleton Place is a natural habitat for alligators, snakes and other wildlife. Please keep a safe distance. Please do not attempt to pet or feed the cows, sheep and other Stableyard animals or wildlife.
Middleton Place hours are 9:00am-5:00pm, seven days a week.
Once tickets are purchased visitors may remain after 5:00pm but are asked to leave before dark.
Yes, as long as you return on the same day before 5:00pm. Please retain your receipt for re-entry.
The use of tobacco of any kind or electronic cigarettes is prohibited at Middleton Place except in close proximity to your parked vehicle.
The Middleton Place Restaurant is open for the benefit of Garden guests only for lunch from 11am-3pm and requires the General Admission ticket. The Restaurant is open to the public for dinner from 6-9pm with reservations and General Admission is not required. Dining at the Garden Market does not require admission.
Yes. All tours run rain or shine, with the exception of carriage rides.
Yes. The current military discount (with valid ID) is $5 off general admission. The current senior discount is $2 off general admission.
Children are encouraged to visit Middleton Place. The animals, craftspeople and activities in the Plantation Stableyards are of particular interest to children. Strollers are permitted in Gardens and Stableyards but not in the House Museum. As a courtesy, adults with active or restless children are asked to take turns touring the House Museum.
General Admission is required to access the Gardens and to take the House Tour and/or Carriage ride.
Tour times are reserved in person when you arrive at the Visitor Center and are based on availability. The Visitor Center will provide you with the daily tour schedules and you will select your tour time then. Guests of the Inn at Middleton Place may contact the Visitor Center by phone at 843-266-7489 to select their House tour times. Groups of 10 or more may make advanced reservations via Special Group Services by calling 843-377-0548.
General Admission and House Museum Tour tickets may be purchased online or in person at the Visitor Center. Carriage rides can only be purchased in person at the Visitor Center.
Middleton Place does not have a storage area for luggage.
Yes. Please contact Group Services for information 843-377-0548.
Middleton Place does not provide transportation, however Pineapple Tour Group offers an all-inclusive package that includes transportation from Downtown Charleston and a Lowcountry luncheon at the Middleton Place Restaurant. Book now.
Other suggested methods of transportation are taxi services and other personal transport services.