Tips for Your Visit

Allow Enough Time

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.


What to Wear

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.


Accessibility

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.


Pets

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

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.


Photography

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.


Wildlife and Animals

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.


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