Plantation, Edmunston-Alston & Historic District
Take an in-depth look at the history, architecture and culture of the Charleston area in this day long tour! You will tour Middleton Place Plantation along the Ashley River, the Edmondston-Alston House and the Historic District of downtown Charleston.
We cover overall history of the plantation economy, slavery and life in earlier times.
Pickup: Approx. 8:30am
Middleton Place: 9:00am preferably. We will tour the gardens, stables and take the house tour. Henry Middleton acquired the property when he married Sarah Williams in 1741. The gardens are the oldest landscaped gardens in the US. Some owners include President of the 1st Continental Congress and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. We will cover the overall history of the family, slaves and visitors at this Carolina rice plantation over the last 300 years!
Lunch: Approx. 12:00pm The plantation has a restaurant on site. Please visit Middleton Place website at https://www. middletonplace. org/restaurant. html for their lunch menu. Please contact us if you would like a different restaurant in downtown.
Afternoon: Approx. 2:00-5:00pm We tour the Historic District of downtown Charleston discovering stories of its people and past. We enter the Edmondston-Alston House built in 1825, directly connected to Middleton Place and has a view of where civilians watched the Civil War begin.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: We will meet at the location of your choice, be it your hotel or public area.
End location: We will end at the location of your choice, be it your hotel or public area.
Duration: 8 hours
Guest providing transportation.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
100 Dollars - Any food on this tour is not covered. Lunch is roughly $15-25 per person at plantation and is comparable at local restaurants downtown.