Access To Middleton Place
Guests of the Inn at Middleton Place enjoy complimentary access to Middleton Place, a National Historic Landmark comprised of America's Oldest Landscaped Gardens, House Museum, and Stableyards. Middleton Place is located adjacent to The Inn, and the complimentary admission for hotel guests, is an $86 value, per day, per couple!
The House Museum
Middleton Place is a National Historic Landmark and while a guest of The Inn, one may tour the Middleton Place House Museum, which has miraculously remained under the same family stewardship for 320 years, and today, successfully preserves history for visitors to enjoy. Reservations are recommended, and the cost is included in your stay. Please call (843) 266-7484 to check tour time availability. For more information, visit The House Museum page >>
Middleton Place Gardens
Plan to spend a few hours strolling through the Middleton Place Gardens, which is home to America's Oldest Landscaped Gardens. The Garden Club of America has called the 65 acres "the most important and most interesting garden in America". For more information, visit The Inn's Garden page >>
Guests will be able to experience 18th and 19th century working plantation life. In the Plantation Stableyards, African-American slaves cared for the animals and performed agriculture-related chores. The skilled slaves were also responsible for making tools, pottery, clothing, and other products to support a fully functioning plantation.
The same breeds of water buffalo, sheep, goats, Guinea hogs and poultry, documented to have been at Middleton Place over the past two centuries, can still be seen here today. A weaver, cooper, carpenter, potter and blacksmith are at work demonstrating the skills practiced by artisan slaves. Craft demonstrators and interpretive guides discuss slavery and plantation life from the earliest periods through Emancipation, Reconstruction and the first half of the 20th century. To learn more, please visit the Plantation Stableyards page >>
Middleton Place website : http://www.middletonplace.org