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.

Tips for Your Visit

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.


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. 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. Call 843-556-6020 for details and application.

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 approach, pet or feed the cows, sheep and other Stableyard animals or wildlife. Fishing is not permitted.


The use of tobacco of any kind or electronic cigarettes is prohibited at Middleton Place except in close proximity to your parked vehicle.

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