cornflake dreams.: Middleton Place - Charleston, SC.

1.08.2015

Middleton Place - Charleston, SC.

While my parents were in town this Christmas, we took a trip out to Middleton Place Plantation. Middleton Place is a National Historic Landmark and home to America’s oldest landscaped gardens. The plantation is located 30 minutes outside of downtown Charleston and it features 65 acres of beautiful grounds and gardens. Visitors can choose from a variety of ticket packages -- we went with the "Spend-The-Day" option which included: general admission, house museum tour, and a carriage ride (it was a great way to see everything). My parents and I love taking tours but H gets bored easily... so he ran off and took some (gorgeous) photos, while we learned about the history surrounding the main house ruins and gardens.
The main house was destroyed during the Civil War and an earthquake but the gardens and grounds are really beautiful. It was also fun to walk around the plantation stableyards and see some farm animals (this would be a real treat for kids!) I've been to a few other Plantations in Charleston (Drayton Hall, Boone Hall, and Magnolia Plantation), but Middleton Place is one of my favorites.

Visit Middleton Place: 4300 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC.
-xo-
Jillian

29 comments:

  1. It looks gorgeous there!! Middleton is still on my list of plantations to see here... Steve went with his sister and didn't take any photos so I wasn't sure what to expect!

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  2. What a fun day trip!!! I seriously need to head back to Charleston if only to explore more of the surrounding areas!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  3. Beautiful. Check out Douglas Stratton photography. I graduated high school with him and he has stunning shots of the SC area, I'm sure you would them!

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  4. I am such a terrible local, I still haven't been to Middleton Place. They have the Spoleto finale there in May, that might finally be my chance.

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  5. Sounds like a great trip and those pictures are beautiful! I especially love the one with the little house on the water... :)

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  6. What a beautiful place!
    I wish to visit it someday and have as much joy as you did!

    Tanya
    www.stripesnvibes.com

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  7. I’m still a little embarrassed that I’ve never been here! The pictures are gorgeous!

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  8. Great pictures of what looks like a beautiful place. :-) I'm hoping to make it to Charleston the next time we go and visit my in-laws. :-)

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  9. This looks like the most beautiful place! I am going to pin this! I am starting to make a list of places I would love to travel to in the US over the next few years.

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  10. How beautiful!! Filing this away because we ARE going to visit Charleston someday!

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  11. I keep telling Benjamin we need to visit South Carolina! These pics are stunning!

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  12. I was hoping Kate Middleton would be there ;) Jk. Sad about the house being destroyed but the grounds are gorgeous!

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  13. What a beautiful place!! Gorgeous pictures!!

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  14. So beautiful! Thanks for sharing!:)
    Margo Raffaelli

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  15. Wow how gorgeous is this place?!? Amazing! Totally jealous you got to spend a day there!

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  16. This is gorgeous! Definitely adding it to my 'must see' list for next time I'm in Charleston (hopefully soon)!

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  17. Wow! It looks so beautiful.

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  18. Isn't Middleton Place gorgeous?! I went there this summer wth my family from Norway and forgot how beautiful the grounds were. You really take things for granted when they're 10 miles from your house!
    Ally - Life as I know it

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  19. You didn't get a picture with an alligator sunning itself? You know Trey had to take like 11 selfies haha. So glad yall got to visit!

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  20. These photos are absolutely stunning! So gorgeous -- would love to visit!
    xo Southern Style

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  21. Beautiful photos and great post :)

    -Caitlin @ www.beautyandcolour.com

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  22. Thank you for taking me back to such a beautiful place!

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  23. This is beautiful. I don't know if I've ever visited Middleton Place before.

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  24. Wow, what an amazing place! I have to keep this in mind when we decide to visit Charleston.

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  25. beautiful place. i haven't been there since 1999! i need a trip back!

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  26. Our friends celebrated their anniversary there this year and had only amazing things to say about it! We are going to have to check it out!

    Heather | Style Prescription

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  27. It is beautiful. I did the Color Rave 5K out there in November, but it was freezing cold and rainy - so it was a lot of mud! :-)
    -Morgan
    California To Carolina
    The Gym Bunny

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