Middleton Place, Charleston, South Carolina
4300 Ashley River Road, Charleston, South Carolina 29414| Map |
Families will feel as though they’ve stepped back in time when visiting Middleton Place, a National Historic Landmark and home to America’s oldest landscaped gardens. Built in 1755 for the Middleton family, the home was the birthplace for a signer of the Declaration of Independence, cementing the Middleton’s role in American History. Today, the estate is a museum housing four generations of Middleton furniture, silver, rare books and portraits. The Middleton Place’s gardens bloom year-round with centuries-old camellias in winter, azaleas in spring and kalmia and magnolias in summer. Various tours are offered to acquaint visitors to the Middleton’s property and history. Kids would enjoy the Plantation Stableyards, where they can see goats, hogs, buffalo, cows and chickens, and learn about plantation life in the Low Country. Costumed interpreters are on hand to answer questions and demonstrate skills once performed by enslaved Africans. Crafts artisans include a weaver, blacksmith, potter and carpenter.
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Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
Kids who like horses can visit the Middleton Place equestrian center. Kids ages 10 and older are welcome to ride horses along property trails.
Address: 4300 Ashley River Road, Charleston, South Carolina 29414| Map
Hours: Mon-Sun 9 am - 5 pm. Closed Christmas Day More Info
Price: Adults (14+): $25; Children (6-13): $10; Children 5 and under: Free More Info