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Middleton Place All-Access Admission / Self Guided Tour & Lunch from Charleston

Charleston, United States
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From $120.90

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Non-refundable
You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 5 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

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.
  • 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

What's Included

  • Middleton Place All-Access Admission & Guided Tour with Lunch from 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 included
  • 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
  • Alcoholic drinks (available for purchase at Lunch)
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 375 Meeting St
    375 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA

    Departure Point: The Charleston Visitor's Center 375 Meeting Street Charleston, SC 29403

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

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
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips


If you go in the summer, bring lots of water and a hat.
They had umbrellas available to borrow but the pathways were several inches deep with water which made walking around difficult.
Pineapple tours is a great choice for seeing Middleton Place.
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Best tour for your money
Hannah_B, Jan 2023
This pineapple tour was incredible opportunity. The tour guide was so knowledgeable and kind he even dropped us off at our hotels! The fried chicken and she crab soup are a must at the Middleton Place restaurant! Self guided tour of the house was wonderful and so informative! Each of the stations teach you so much. If you have the time to sit in on the other tours while you are there it will add exponentially to your day.
A wonderful Experience.
Deann_C, Oct 2022
The entire day was enjoyable. The included lunch was a nice touch. The driver was quite knowledgeable and even went the extra mile to see to our needs. The grounds are breathtaking.
Smooth and Enjoyable Experience Overall
Rachel_M, Oct 2022
I would definitely recommend the Middleton Place tour with transportation by Pineapple Tours. Our mini bus driver, Smitty, was wonderful. He was very informative and personable and a good/safe driver. It was nice to have so many things included in the price of the tour, such as the transportation, admission to the property and house tour, and lunch. The property was beautiful, and I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the lunch considering it was included in the tour (get the fried chicken and the bourbon caramel ice cream, you won't regret either!). I have two minor criticisms, however. The first is that between the pre-scheduled lunch and house tour, the rest of the time on the property does feel a tad rushed. I would say the company should allow 30-45 minutes more free time on the property and that would be perfect. The other minor criticism is that, on our tour, one couple never showed back up for the bus ride back to Charleston, which left the rest of us waiting around for 30 additional minutes for them while Smitty repeatedly tried to reach them via call and text. I don't fault Smitty for waiting, and he said this had never happened to him before, but I do think that the tour company should set some sort of policy for this type of situation, so the driver knows what the cutoff for leaving is and the rest of the passengers are not sitting around waiting for a straggler(s). Overall, the tour was a positive experience start to finish, so I would definitely recommend it to others.
Nice grounds, totally self guided. Overpriced IMO
EarlKTakasaki_T, Sep 2022
For the price this should have been a guided tour, not just being dropped off at a big plantation. Even so some suggested itineraries would have been nice.
Beautiful Trip
Carol_M, Aug 2022
Beautiful trip. Van driver was awesome! Lunch was good. Definitely recommend the chicken at the restaurant.
Beautiful! Must see!
Rachella_B, Jul 2022
Awesome tour! Tour guide was great! Middleton is beautiful!! The trees are amazing, the grounds are gorgeous and restaurant was great.
This was a fabulous tour...
Judy_R, Jul 2022
This was a fabulous tour package and a great plantation to visit! Loved the history that was shared and the meal was amazing!
Highlight of Charleston Vacation!
RJ_R, Jul 2022
Everything was great! The manor tour was very interesting and informative (the movie The Patriot did an excellent job of recreating the manor house). Walking through the gardens was great, they are very beautiful, I only wish I had more time I would have brought a book to read by the water. The living history exhibits were awesome and very informative. All of the historians were very knowledgeable and professional; the cooper exhibit was particularly interesting. Lastly, the restaurant is AWESOME. Literally some of the best food in Charleston which sounds crazy but it’s true! I only wish we had more time because we could have spent another 2-3 hours there easily.
Not for the faint of heart.
Rosanne_H, Jul 2022
We are 2 senior women who expected to find some transportation within the plantation grounds. Sadly there wasn’t any. I recommend it but, not for anyone who has trouble walking long distances in the blazing Sun.
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Perfect tour to see what life was like on a plantation
michael_a, Jun 2022
Fantastic day on a genuine plantation and great food with the provided lunch. Wander the grounds, gardens, walk amongst the animals, and take in all the beauty of the place.
1 traveler found this review helpful
A MUST VISIT WHILE IN CHARLESTON
David_H, May 2022
My wife and I just completed a 7 day visit to Charleston, during which we visited two plantations. Middleton and Magnolia. They both had their unique beauty, but if we had to choose only one it would probably be Middleton. In addition to the history associated with this plantation and the impressive geometrical gardens, the food in the restaurant alone was worth the trip. Their fried chicken is the best I've ever had anywhere.............including in Charleston's downtown with many restaurants famous for their fried chicken. The plantation itself is beautiful and there a volunteers walking around who are anxious to share additional information about the place's history. It is a trip worth taking, and the tour we took included transportation from the Visitor's center in an air conditioned van with a city certified tour guide driver who also provided us with fascinating stories about what we going to see. Glad we took this tour!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Nice visit to Middleton Plantation
Bob_H, May 2022
Tour of the house and gardens. It is a nice property. Lunch was okay. All the guides were very friendly and helpful.
A Real Experience of American History
William_S, May 2022
Our driver provided excellent commentary on the history and importance of the Middleton family and this property in America’s history. Had plenty of time to explore and enjoyed a great lunch. One of the best excursions we have done.
The timing of everything...
Mike_S, May 2022
The timing of everything was great; time to explore the grounds on your own, lunch, and timing of the departure.
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Great experience
Martin_R, May 2022
Our driver was very pleasant and knowledgeable. Food was delicious. Grounds were very well maintained. And the craftsmen (cooper, blacksmith, etc.) were exceptionally accommodating and informative.
The bus drive and the...
Julianne_L, Apr 2022
The bus drive and the tour guides were very informative. We had a very nice day visiting Middleton Place.
Well worth the short bus ride
Wade_W, Apr 2022
Just a lovely day to spend. Great tour, food, and location. History for sure. First time at a plantation and glad to take the tour.
Worth a visit
Susan_R, Apr 2022
Lovely visit. Perfect amount of time to see everything, have lunch, and stop in the gift shop. Our driver was personable and knowledgeable. We had expected a guided tour, but it was self-guided for the most part with a brochure except for a short introduction to the family upon arrival. The family/foundation has done a lot of research on the slaves who kept the plantation running and have a nice display in Eliza's House. Timing would have been better to have visited in late March as the azaleas and camellias were no longer blooming, and there were few other flowers. The aerial picture is much better to see the amazing landscaping, but the paths and gardens are enjoyable. Highlight was seeing the baby lambs.
A Treasure of the low country!
Marcia_R, Apr 2022
From the moment we entered, a feeling of peace and serenity enveloped us. The majestic live oaks are certainly to be treasured. Lunch was a flavorful representation of low country cuisine. The docents were knowledgeable and personable. The research done to acknowledge the contributions of the slaves was impressive. Middleton was a wonderful experience!
Riches to rags
Nancy_G, Apr 2022
I liked seeing the tiara and the longette and the history of the Williams/Middleton family going from riches to rags
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