Welcome to Middleton Place, a National Historic Landmark and an enduring, vibrant, and essential part of the Charleston and American experience. Nestled along the Ashley River, Middleton Place’s 110 acres include 65 acres of America’s oldest landscaped gardens, a House Museum, Plantation Stableyards, Restaurant, Inn and Organic Farm.
Admission is included for guests of The Inn at Middleton Place.
Need transportation? Book an excursion.
Tickets should be purchased online for limited contact entry. Please print tickets or show tickets on phone at Visitor Center. Buying online is strongly encouraged.
Ages 14 and Up
AT THE GATE $29
Ages 14 & Over, with Student ID
AT THE GATE $15
AT THE GATE $10
Children ages 5 and Under
The Restaurant is open for lunch daily for Middleton Place visitors with indoor and outdoor seating and take-out. The Restaurant is open 6-9pm Tuesday-Sunday and reservations are required for dinner. Restrooms are open and cleaned frequently: throughout the day.
Credit/Debit Cards only will be accepted across the property. No Cash. Members can have contactless entry by showing ID/Membership Card. Online tickets are undated and do not expire. All sales are final.
General Admission currently includes access to 65 acres of formal landscaped Gardens, a look at 18th and 19th century plantation life with exhibits, displays, artisans and historic animal breeds in the Plantation Stableyards. A digital self-guided tour map is available for viewing on your mobile device.
Also included in General Admission:Guided Garden Tours
Daily on the top of the hour 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Each Tour Limited to 10 people. (duration: 30 minutes) Masks are required.
Discover more about the contributions of Europeans and enslaved Africans and African Americans to Middleton Place on a guided garden walk of American Oldest Landscape Gardens. Learn about the land, the flora, and stories of the people who designed, created and maintained them.Beyond the Fields: Enslavement at Middleton Place
Daily 11:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm
Each program limited to 15 people. (duration: 40 minutes) Masks are required.
Learn about the experiences of the generations of enslaved who lived and worked at Middleton Place. The “Beyond the Fields: Enslavement at Middleton Place” program facilitates a conversation about slavery in American history with stories of brutality, survival, contribution, and perseverance. History once lost is found and brought to life in a relevant way that connects us as Americans.Meet the Historic Livestock Breeds Tours
1:30 pm Daily. Each Tour Limited to 10 people (duration: 30 minutes) Masks are required.
A guided tour takes a closer look at the historic livestock breeds at Middleton Place. Learn why the breeds were originally brought here in the 18th and 19th centuries, how each breed contributed to the plantation, and stories about the people who owned and cared for them.
All Tour times subject to change. Check daily schedule at the Visitors Center when you arrive.
Pets and emotional support animals are not allowed at Middleton Place. Properly trained service animals are permitted, but due to free roaming livestock and natural predators, they may not be allowed in some areas. To view the full ADA policy, please visit the ADA website.
The safety and health of employees and visitors is the number one priority. We have increased safety guidelines including limiting the number of visitors on tours, frequent disinfecting of touched surfaces, increasing number of times restrooms are cleaned each day, providing hand sanitizer for visitor and employee use, and all staff are required to wear masks or face coverings.
If you feel sick, do not feel well or have a fever, stay home
Per Charleston City Council ordinance, all guests over the age of 10 will be required to wear a face covering in all indoor spaces including the House Museum, Garden Market, Museum Shop, Stableyards Shops, Eliza’s House, Chapel, Restrooms, and Restaurant. Masks will also be required on all guided tours (including outdoor tours). Guests are expected to provide their own mask, however a limited number of masks are available upon request.
Use social distancing and maintain at least six feet of separation from other visitors, employees and animals in all areas of the property including standing in line and on walking paths.
Guests are not allowed to pet the animals.
$15 plus general admission ticket
Children ages 5 & under are free.
A self-guided tour of the Middleton Place House Museum, built by Henry Middleton in 1755 as the plantation’s offices and as gentlemen’s guest quarters, is a surviving portion of the three-building residential complex that once stood overlooking the Ashley River. The House Museum contains an extraordinary collection of Middleton family furniture, paintings, books, artifacts and documents dating from the 1740s through the Civil War.
Monday - Friday
Saturdays and Sundays
10:00 am – 3:30 pm
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
In addition to General Admission
$35 Student (with ID)
$30 Child Ages 6-13.
Children ages 5 & under are free.
Includes Middleton Place general admission, House Museum Tour, and admission to the Edmondston-Alston House, a House Museum of the Middleton Place Foundation located in downtown Charleston.
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sundays and Mondays
11:30 am – 4:00 pm
Hours subject to change.
Price for Adults Ages 14 and Up
Up to 4 Guests
Available Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday
Discover Middleton Place National Historic Landmark with a unique VIP experience. Spend a special day exploring the 65 acres of America’s Oldest Landscaped gardens, enjoy an exclusive private carriage ride/tour and hear the history of Middleton Place which spans three centuries of one family and includes two Founding Fathers, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and the important stories and contributions of the enslaved people who labored here.
To arrange a VIP Experience and for more information about other private tours call 843-377-0548 or email [email protected].
The VIP Experience must be booked 48 hours in advance. Carriage rides are subject to weather/ trail conditions
Up to 4 Guests
Make a traditional picnic under the Oaks a special addition to your Middleton Place visit. Your personalized picnic basket can be filled with traditional Low Country favorites such as pulled hickory smoked pork, fried chicken, and mac n’ cheese and pecan pie. Salads and vegetarian options made from fresh, local ingredients are also available. Place your order at least 24 hours in advance and pick up your picnic basket including utensils and a blanket for you to keep on the day of your arrival. Add a bottle of wine or a local brew and spend a relaxing lunch dining al fresco enjoying the views. Picnics baskets start at $50 for two people and can be ordered by calling 843-266-7477. General admission is required.
Pineapple Tour Group offers an all-inclusive package that includes transportation in a luxury coach from Downtown Charleston along with a Low Country luncheon at the Middleton Place Restaurant and plenty of time to explore all Middleton Place has to offer.