An Essential American Experience
Located along the Ashley River in Charleston, Middleton Place is a rare survivor of the Civil War. First granted in 1675, this National Historic Landmark shows our nation’s complex history. It focuses on the contributions of the Middleton family as well as the enslaved Africans and African Americans who lived and worked here. These stories are at the center of United States history.
For over two and a half centuries, these manicured landscaped gardens have welcomed visitors from all over the world. Stroll through vast garden rooms, visit the heritage breed livestock in the stables. Learn skills performed by the enslaved through live demonstrations by our local blacksmith, potter and other textile workers. Daily outdoor tours reveal three centuries of stories of men and women, free and enslaved, who participated in the building and the upkeep of this American icon.