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Middleton Place Foundation Event Calendar

Attendees of Middleton Place Special Events receive 10% off the room rate at The Inn at Middleton Place. Click here or call 843-556-0500 to reserve.

August 27: Hot Nights & Holy City Dinner

Date: Saturday, August 27
Time: 6 - 9 p.m.
Cost: $75
Tickets: Online ticketing coming soon

Located outside in the Pavilion’s courtyard, the Middleton Place Restaurant has paired up once again with Holy City Brewing and the SC Aquarium’s Good Catch program. Chef Buck will showcase the best in sustainably caught seafood picnic dishes, paired with HCB’s best heat quenching libations.

September 16 & 17: Low Country Rice Culture Days

Dates: September 16 & 17
Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 1 - 4 p.m.
Cost: free with General Admission

Join a costumed interpreter at the outdoor education center for a hands-on demonstration of the complex planting and harvesting processes of rice from field to plate.

September 18: Harvest Moon Dinner

Date: Sunday, September 18
Time: 5 - 7 p.m.
Cost: TBA

The Middleton Place Restaurant hosts an evening focused on local harvests and grains. The dinner is located at the on-site Organic Farm, allowing guests to interact with the farmers and see the organic practices first hand. Organic wines are selected to compliment the plantation dinner.

October 16: Hunter's Moon Dinner

Date: Sunday, October 16
Time: 7 - 10 p.m.
Price: TBA

Executive Chef Brandon Buck will pair a variety of wild game meats with seasonal beers at torch and candlelit stations in the Plantation Stableyards. Warm fires, historic craft artisans in period dress and a traditional oyster roast round out the memorable evening.

November 12 & 13: Plantation Days

Dates: Saturday & Sunday, November 12 & 13
Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: free with General Admission

Craftworkers demonstrate the skills practiced by slaves as they prepared the antebellum plantation for winter. Different aspects of 18th and 19th century plantation life will be explored including domestic skills, African American culture and Gullah storytelling.

November 24: Thanksgiving at Middleton Place

Date: Thursday, November 24
Time, price and reservation information coming soon.

Make plans to spend Thanksgiving Day at Middleton Place with a traditional buffet meal by the Middleton Place Restaurant, served among ancient live oaks in the Pavilion and a graceful sailcloth tent. Guests are invited to stroll “America’s oldest landscaped gardens” before and after dinner.

*Price includes general admission to Middleton Place and dinner. Foundation Members and guests of the Inn at Middleton Place are entitled to a reduced rate for the Thanksgiving buffet.


November 25 & 26: Holiday Market

Dates: Friday & Saturday, November 25 & 26
Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: No Cost to Shop at the Garden Market and Museum Shops

The Garden Market & Nursery and Museum Shop kick-off the shopping season with an open-air market including local artisans and vendors, live musicians performing festive carols, complimentary hot cider and treats, and featured items in both shops.

Applications to become a vendor coming soon.

December 2 & 9: Christmas 1860 at the Edmondston-Alston House

Dates: Fridays, December 2 & 9
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., tours given continuously
Cost: $20/advance, $25/at event
Tickets: Online tickets coming soon or call 843-722-7171

Celebrate a Victorian holiday season by candlelight at the Edmondston-Alston House – decorated for the holidays as in 1860. Costumed interpreters will present dramatic scenes exploring Charleston’s last yuletide before the start of the Civil War. Performances given continuously. Afterwards, visitors can enjoy hot cider in the courtyard.

December 10: Family Yuletide in the Stableyards

Date: Saturday, December 10
Time: 5:30 - 8 p.m.
Cost: $15/Adults, $5/Children (4-13), ages 3 and under are free 
Tickets: Online ticketing coming soon

Fresh greenery, berries and other natural items gathered from the plantation will be provided to make wreaths and other holiday decor. Stableyards artisan shops will be lit by candlelight as craftspeople ply their trades and interact with visitors. Seasonal refreshments provided.

December 15, 16 & 17: Grand Illumination and Buffet Dinner

Date: Thursday, Friday & Saturday, December 15, 16 & 17
Times: 6 - 8 p.m., tours given continuously
Cost: $59/adults, $20/children (ages 6-13)
Tickets: Online ticketing coming soon

Revel in the joy of a most extraordinary holiday season! Join trained actors in period costume as they take you back to the Christmas of 1782. This lively event celebrates the return of Arthur Middleton from Philadelphia, the end of the Revolutionary War in the South and the departure from Charleston of the British troops. Torchlit gardens, warm fires, dramatic scenes and presentations, and traditional holiday buffet will make Grand Illumination a memorable part of your holiday season.

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