5 Hour Day at Middleton Place Plantation including Gardens, Barnyard, and House Museum
Visit Middleton Place, a National Historic Landmark located on the banks of the Ashley River. Enjoy a guided walking tour of the formal landscaped gardens. Experience 18th and 19th century plantation life with costumed craftspeople and historic animal breeds in the Plantation Stableyards.
Tour the House Museum, which is the only surviving portion of the three-building residential complex. The story is interpreted through a collection of furniture and furnishings that belonged to and were used by family members.
Let me know if you would like to have a delicious lunch or dinner at the renowned Middleton Place Restaurant!
Depart from meeting location, to drive to Middleton Plantation on the Ashley River. (Approximately 30 minutes)
Stroll through America's Oldest Landscaped Gardens. (60 minutes)
Continue through the Plantation Stableyards where period correct enclosures house historic breeds of large animals. A weaver, cooper, carpenter, potter and blacksmith demonstrate their skills. (60 minutes)
Leisurely carriage ride through the gardens. (45 minutes)
subject to weather, trail conditions
House Museum Tour (45 minutes)
Drive back to agreed upon end location.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Cruise terminal, hotel entrance, or other agreed upon location.
End location: Cruise terminal, your hotel, or other agreed upon location.
Duration: 5 hours
This is a minimum time for the basic tour, based on normal traffic and good weather. Our time may also vary in the event that the carriage ride is not available due to weather or trail conditions. There are other activities and tours available at the Plantation. Please do not hesitate to let me know if you would like to embellish your tour with a meal or additional tour(s) at the Plantation.
Luxury Toyota Camry sedan. Larger vehicle available for more than 4 guests for an additional fee.
Private guide services with transportation and Middleton Place Plantation entrance fees for two people for formal Gardens, Stable Yard, and House Museum Tour.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 USD - Lunch menu ranges from $6 for a cup of soup to $18 for a full hot meal.
Dinner menu entree ranges from $20 to $28.
There are other tours available at the plantation which are not mentioned here and which would be an extra expense to guests.
Cost of food and drink are not included. There is a restaurant featuring local, mostly organic low country food which would be an extra cost.
I do not generally guide within the museums.