It’s great to live in a city where you never run out of things to do when company comes to town. This week I took my mom to Middleton Place, a plantation in Charleston, South Carolina, established in the 1730s.
The story behind Middleton Place is one that starts full of hope and optimism, moves through defeat, and ends in a dedication to preserving our American heritage. I am not a historian but I do love a good story and this property has that. It also has acres of gardens, beautiful views of the Ashley River, a very good restaurant (get the chicken), livestock, friendly colonial trade demonstrators, and a well-stocked gift shop.
We enjoyed five hours at the plantation and could have stayed much longer. Here are some of the pictures I took while we were there. First you’ll see the carriage in the circle drive behind the ruins of the main house; then a side view of the flanker house; next the front of the flanker house; two baby alligators sunning on the bank; the chapel; the swamp; another shot of the front of the flanker house; a peacock hanging around the stableyard; and lastly the mill house next to the Ashley River.
Whether you’re planning a trip to Charleston or you call it home, be sure to add this beautiful place to your agenda.