Middleton Place

  
Explore 65 acres of formal landscaped gardens and the 1755 Middleton House on a field trip to Middleton Place—former home of Arthur Middleton, signer of the Declaration of Independence and his son, Henry Middleton, who served as Governor of South Carolina and an early U.S. Minister to Russia. Groups will discover 18th and 19th century plantation life at the stableyards, see costumed craftspeople working as weavers, carpenters, potters, and blacksmiths, and encounter heritage breeds of animals. The House Museum features the original Middleton family furnishings, paintings, rare books, and historical documents. Stay for lunch at Middleton Place Restaurant, which serves traditional Low Country fare.
 
 
Contact Info
Address: 4300 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29414. Dorchester County. 
 
Tel: 800-782-3608. 
 
 
 
Hrs: Daily 9AM-5PM. 
 
SCHOOLS
Middleton Place’s educational programs focus on South Carolina history, horticulture, slavery, 18th and 19th century agriculture, and other topics. Hands-on activities allow students step back in time while handling items such as reproduction Breeches, an antebellum tea cup, and more. Students can also enjoy candle making, carriage tours of Middleton Place’s outer limits, observing bee hives at Organic Heritage Crop Farm, and watching slave artisans practice early skilled trades. College students studying architecture can learn about different building styles on tours of Middleton Place and The Inn at Middleton Place. Field trips must be booked at least two weeks in advance. Learn more about educational programs at Middleton Place
 
Contact Info
Contact: Greg Smith, gsmtih@middletonplace.org or Director of Public Programming, 843-556-6020.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades.
 
Group Size: 30 maximum.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours.
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-3 hours.
 
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: Varies.
 
Registration: Online, Email, Phone.
 
Food Options: Available for purchase.
 
Cost: Fee.
 
Accessible To: PD.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies, Environmental Studies.
Topics Covered: History, Civil War, slavery, religion, science, botany, horticulture, agriculture, biology, animal husbandry, pollination.
 
SCOUTS
Scout programs can be designed for both Boy and Girl Scouts that wish to visit Middleton Place. Scouts can work on Architecture, Animal Science, and a variety of other badges. Contact the Director of Public Programming for more information on scout visits. Learn more
 
Contact Info
Contact: Director of Public Programming, 843-556-6020.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades.
  
Group Size: Varies.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours.
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies.
 
Recomm. Ratio of Scouts to Staff: Varies.
 
Registration: Phone.
 
Food Options: Available for purchase.
 
Cost: Fee.
 
Accessible To: PD.
 
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies, Environmental Science.
Topics Covered: Architecture, animal science, history, science, botany, horticulture, agriculture, biology, animal husbandry, pollination.
 
HOMESCHOOL
Homeschool groups are welcome to participate in any of Middleton Place’s educational programs offered for school groups. Homeschoolers can take a step back in time at Middleton Place with activities such as demonstrations of early trades, plantation tours, carriage tours of the outer limits of Middleton Place, corn grinding, candle making, and more. Contact the Director of Public Programming for more information. Learn more
 
Contact Info
Contact: Director of Public Programming, 843-556-6020.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades.
 
Group Size: 15 minimum.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours.
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-3 hours.
 
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: Varies.
 
Registration: Phone.
 
Food Options: Available for purchase.
 
Cost: Fee.
 
Accessible To: PD.
 
Topics Covered: History, Civil War, slavery, religion, science, botany, horticulture, agriculture, biology, animal husbandry, pollination.