Middleton Place Tour from Charleston with Lunch and Transport

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USD12100
Duration5 hours
Guide LanguageEnglish
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About

Middleton Place is one of the most popular plantations in the Charleston area, but getting there can be tricky without a private car. This tour makes it easy by including transportation from downtown Charleston aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned van, plus a guided tour of the house upon arrival. A 3-course lunch is also included for a taste of Lowcountry cuisine.

Highlights

Middleton Place tour from downtown Charleston
Easiest way to tour the popular historic plantation
3-course lunch at Middleton Place Restaurant included
All transportation with hotel pickup and drop-off included

Itinerary

Two of America’s Founding Fathers called Middleton Place home: Henry Middleton, a president of the First Continental Congress, and son Arthur Middleton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Now a National Historic Landmark, it is home to America’s oldest landscaped gardens; a House Museum filled with Middleton possessions; Plantation Stable Yards with heritage breeds; and Eliza’s House, a freedman’s dwelling that serves as the centerpiece of Middleton Place’s interpretation of the lives of the enslaved people who built the property.
Sit back and relax on a luxury, air-conditioned motorcoach as you enjoy a short video provided by the Middleton Place Foundation on your way to the plantation. Upon arrival to Middleton Place, you will have the opportunity to explore all of the historic sites on this 65-acre plantation such as the House Museum, Gardens, Plantation Chapel, Parterre, Plantation Stable Yards, and Eliza's House. 
Enjoy a three-course Low Country Lunch at the Middleton Place Restaurant  during your visit. Inspired by the recipes and spirit of former resident chef and renowned southern chef Edna Lewis, The Middleton Place Restaurant offers traditional Low Country favorites made from fresh, local, organic ingredients, harvested from the on-site organic farm and gardens. Lunch options include she-crab soup, shrimp and grits, collard greens, and dessert. 
9:15am Morning Departure Itinerary
9:15am - Tours depart at 9:15am from the Charleston Visitor's Center
10:00am - Arrival to Middleton Place, 30-minute Self-Guided Tour of the Gardens & Grounds
10:30am - Narrated 45-minute House Museum Tour
11:15am - Restroom break, Self-Guided Tours of Plantation Chapel, Parterre, and the Butterfly Lakes
11:30am - Three-Course Low Country Lunch at the Middleton Place Restaurant 
12:30pm - Self-Guided Tour of Eliza's House and the Plantation Stable Yards
1:30pm - Return to parking adjacent to Museum Shop & Garden Market
1:45pm - Departure from Middleton Place
2:30pm - Approximate arrival to Charleston Visitor's Center
12:15pm Afternoon Departure Itinerary
12:15pm - Tours depart at 12:15pm from the Charleston Visitor's Center
12:45pm - Arrival to Middleton Place, travelers head directly to Middleton Place Restaurant for Lunch
1:00p - Three-Course Low Country Lunch at the Middleton Place Restaurant
2:30pm - Narrated 45-minute House Museum Tour
3:15pm - Self-Guided Tours of the Gardens, Plantation Chapel, Parterre, and the Butterfly Lakes
3:45pm - Self-Guided Tour of Eliza's House and the Plantation Stable Yards 
4:30pm - Return to parking adjacent to Museum Shop & Garden Market
4:45pm - Departure from Middleton Place
5:30pm - Approximate arrival to Charleston Visitor's Center
Access to the Middleton Place Stable Yards featuring Water Buffalo, Gulf Coast Sheep, Guinea hogs, Dominique Chickens and Cashmere Goats
Pass by entrance to Magnolia Plantation on way to Middleton Place.

Inclusions

Self-Guided Tour of Eliza's House
Narrated 45-minute House Museum Tour
Three-course Low Country Lunch at Middleton Place Restaurant included
Access to the Plantation Stable Yards featuring Water Buffalo, Gulf Coast Sheep, Guinea hogs, Dominique Chickens and Cashmere Goats
Luxury transportation aboard an air-conditioned bus with included power outlets
Access to the Museum Shop & Garden Market
Self-Guided Tour of the Gardens & Grounds
Professional Driver/Guide
Complimentary bottle of water
A short, introductory video at the beginning of your tour
Self-Guided Tour of the Plantation Chapel
Middleton Place All-Access Admission & Guided Tour with Lunch from Charleston

Exclusions

Alcoholic drinks (available for purchase at Lunch)
Gratuities

Additional Information

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Please plan to arrive 15-30 minutes prior to your reserved departure time to allow for check-in and boarding.
  • Guests will receive a guide and itinerary for their selected tour on the date of travel
  • Guests are encouraged to follow the provided itinerary on their date of travel, however are free to explore the property as they please (NOTE: Lunch and House Museum Tour times are fixed times and cannot be rescheduled)
  • A moderate amount of walking is required
  • Not recommended for participants with back problems, heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
  • Please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required. Shuttles are collapsible-wheelchair accessible, however the driver is unable to assist passengers boarding and disembarking due to insurance regulations. Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels may be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Guide Languages

  • English

Cancellation Policy

This product can not be cancelled, amended or refunded.