Middleton Place and Drayton Hall private tour

Tour Number

Activity Level



Other, Nature and Wildlife, Museums / Culture


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.
I would not recommend this tour for wheelchairs but Middleton does have a golfcart that will accommodate some of the touring.
Drayton Hall would not be friendly, too many steps up to get inside
the house.

Maximum travelers: 4



Plantation Tour - 6 hours

Tour into the Carolina Lowcountry with Linda to Middleton Place Plantation and Drayton Hall Plantation. Middleton Place is a National Historic Landmark and a carefully preserved 18th century rice plantation. It was the home of Arthur Middleton, signer of the Declaration of Independence.
The house museum is filled with priceless paintings, furniture and silver.
The plantation gardens are the oldest formal gardens in the United States.

Drayton Hall, built in 1742, is owned by the National Trust. It is an English Country Manor that survived the burning by Federal troops after the Civil War. First of its kind in Palladian architecture in the US with a massive portico. No other house of this period in the new world can compare with its delicate carvings of mahogany and wet plaster, hand molded ceilings. The house is being preserved in original condition rather than being restored.


I would recommend around a 9 am departure from the city. Arrive at Middleton Place around 9:30 am. Tour gardens for 45 minutes, the house museum (30 minutes) and then stableyards.
Leave Middleton at 12:45 pm, arrive at Drayton Hall for a 1 pm tour. Depart Drayton at 2:30 and arrive back in the city at 3 pm. There is a wonderful plantation restaurant or snack bar at Middleton for lunch. Lunch in the restaurant would extend the day an additional hour.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

End Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 6 hours


Luxury 4 door sedan accommodating 4 guests for a 30 minute ride to the plantations to and from the City of Charleston. Can rent a larger vehicle if necessary for an additional charge. Lots of walking to see Middleton Place gardens and stableyards.
Drayton Hall does not require walking. It is a 45 minute tour of the house. The grounds at Drayton are optional time permitting.

What’s Included

Other: My service as a knowledgeable guide.
Admission to all attractions.
Private Transportation.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

25 USD - Souvenirs, meals, and others.

What’s Extra

Other: Admission to gardens and house is an additional $45 per person.

Amount paid per person at start of tour: 100 USD (Entrance fees for Middleton Place and Drayton Hall)

Private tour guide Linda

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