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Middleton Place Tour & Lunch with Transportation from Charleston provided by Pineapple Tour Group

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Updated 16/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Middleton Place Tour & Lunch with Transportation from Charleston
Air filters on the bus are replaced every week, bus tours operate at half capacity to allow for social distancing between groups.
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Updated 16/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Middleton Place boasts the country’s oldest landscaped gardens. It’s a must-see for anyone with an interest in American history and culture. In addition to round-trip shuttle transport from downtown Charleston, you’re treated to a narrated museum tour and a restaurant lunch of Lowcountry cuisine. Pre-book this popular tour to Middleton Place and guarantee your seat.
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You'll start at
375 Meeting St
375 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403, USADeparture Point: The Charleston Visitor's Center 375 Meeting Street Charleston, SC 29403
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    Middleton Place
    Stop: 5 hours - Admission included
    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
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375 Meeting St
375 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403, USADeparture Point: The Charleston Visitor's Center 375 Meeting Street Charleston, SC 29403
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Highlights
  • Narrated guided tour of Middleton Place museum
  • Self-guided tour of grounds, chapel, and Eliza's house
  • Lowcountry lunch provided at the on-site restaurant
  • Round-trip luxury transport from downtown Charleston
Important Information
Departure Point
375 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
Duration
5h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Round-trip shuttle transportation to/from downtown Charleston
  • Luxury transportation aboard an air-conditioned bus with included power outlets
  • A short, introductory video at the beginning of your tour
  • Complimentary bottle of water
  • Narrated 45-minute House Museum Tour
  • Three-course Low Country Lunch at Middleton Place Restaurant
  • Self-Guided Tour of the Gardens & Grounds
  • Self-Guided Tour of the Plantation Chapel
  • Self-Guided Tour of Eliza's House
  • Access to the Plantation Stable Yards featuring Water Buffalo, Gulf Coast Sheep, Guinea hogs, Dominique Chickens and Cashmere Goats
  • Access to the Museum Shop & Garden Market
  • Professional Driver/Guide
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Middleton Place
Exclusions
  • Souvenirs (available for purchase at Museum Shop)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available for purchase at Lunch)
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Jay B wrote a review 10 Sep
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Pineapple Tour Group is the best way to visit Middleton Place. The service is great. The entire process is simple and well worth the money. Middleton Place has beautiful gardens and lunch is awesome.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Shannon wrote a review Aug 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania89 contributions5 helpful votes
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Definitely book this if you want to visit Middleton from downtown Charleston. Benjamin provided great recommendations and prompt transportation to & from Middleton. You have plenty of time to walk around the gardens and see the animals. Perhaps the best part of this is the
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Craig B wrote a review Aug 2020
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Benjamin (company owner/driver/tour guide) was full of information. He was waiting on us upon our early arrival and immediately offered us hospitality. He is a local native to the area and has a wealth of current and historical knowledge of the low county. He had extensive
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Date of experience: August 2020
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kayti113 wrote a review Aug 2020
North Wales, Pennsylvania41 contributions7 helpful votes
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With 7 of us doing this tour, it seemed pricey - but was absolutely worth it! We took the tour on Friday 8/7 @ 9:15 (I would recommend the AM tour in August simply because Charleston get hot). Our driver was a local gentleman that in addition to showing a video offered tidbits
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Alexandra wrote a review Jul 2020
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The meeting location for Pineapple Tours was extremely convenient; right on meeting St. We had Benjamin as our guide, who happens to be the owner of the company and You couldn’t ask for a nicer host! The ride out to Middleton Place was short and the gardens were breathtaking!
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