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Middleton Place

Included in this bus tour, Middleton Place is one of the historical landmarks in Charleston, South Carolina. If you are looking for the ultimate American experience, Middleton Place would be a great place to start. At Middleton Place, you get to walk through time and get a deeper understanding of the rich American history.

About the Place

Just a few months before the civil war came to an end, a good portion of the Middleton Place was burnt. Two decades later, an earthquake destroyed some of the walls in the building. For some years, the place lay neglected until after Henry Augustus Middleton Smith died in 1924. The son, Pringle Smith took over the Place and restored it to its former glory.

65 acres of expansive vistas and landscaped gardens are among Middleton Place’s key attractions. Owned and managed by the Middleton Place Foundation, this place has a lot to offer. Below are some of the other attractions in this place.

Key Attractions

Stable Yards

The stable yards will transport you back to the 18th and the 19th century, where slaves engaged in different activities ranging from tending to livestock to making tools. The stable yard features some domestic animals such as cattle, sheep, and goats. There are also horses, hogs, and the water buffalo.

Formal Garden

Known as the oldest landscaped gardens in America, the Middleton Place formal gardens are a sight to behold. There are different gardens and each comes with a unique design and some unique vegetation. Even better, the gardens come with beautiful views where visitors can sit back, relax, and enjoy the beauty of nature over a drink. Enjoy seeing the old oak trees, the manicured gardens, and the dramatic landscapes in this beautiful place.

The Garden and Nursery Market

Hundreds of garden items are traded on this market. Made by local artisans, these items ranging from baskets to jams and jellies are offered at competitive prices so you are guaranteed of finding one item you can take home as a souvenir.