Visiting Middleton Place
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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 Tours average 30 minutes, House Museum Tours and Carriage Tours 45 minutes, and "Beyond the Fields" Walking Tours 60 minutes.
Visiting with Kids
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 on garden paths but not in the House Museum. As a courtesy, adults with active or restless young children are asked to take turns touring the House.
What to Wear
We recommend walking shoes and comfortable clothing. Middleton Place is very much an outdoor experience, so prepare accordingly for various weather conditions.
Middleton Place offers handicapped parking and restrooms, and the Gardens are generally wheelchair-accessible. Special maps outlining the best wheelchair routes are available at the Visitor's Center. Please note that garden paths on this historic property can be uneven, as they are made of dirt and gravel, and are not easily maneuverable by wheelchair. The House Museum is not handicapped accessible. We recommend that you speak with a representative at the Visitor's Center for personalized advice to make the most of your visit.
Leashed dogs that are not service animals are only permitted in the visitor parking areas. Service animals are permitted throughout the property.
Parking is free at Middleton Place for both daily visitors 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.
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.