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Middleton Place, Charleston

There are several points of interest up Ashley River from Charleston, reachable by car in about 25 minutes from the town center. We only budgeted a few hours for a visit to a single plantation and chose Middleton Place, a “sister” property of Edmondston-Alston House that we also visited while in Charleston.

Our time allocation was clearly not sufficient for the full appreciation of the plantation. There is easily enough to do for half a day or more, with different landscaped gardens, wooded pathways, a few outbuildings that can be stepped into, stables and animal pens, several traditional craft shops, and a number of guided tours that focus on different aspects of plantation life. The rooms of the main mansion are interesting in their own right (although there is probably too much of provenance detail for various pieces that the guide is going to offer).

Here are a few impressions.
 

Middleton Place, Charleston, South Carolina

 
 

Middleton Place, Charleston, South Carolina

 
 

Middleton Place, Charleston, South Carolina

 
 

Middleton Place, Charleston, South Carolina

 
 

Middleton Place, Charleston, South Carolina

 
 

Middleton Place, Charleston, South Carolina

 
 

Middleton Place, Charleston, South Carolina