Located along the Ashley River in Charleston, Middleton Place is a National Historic Landmark that connects to the very fabric of our nation’s complex history focusing on the contributions of the Middleton family as well as the enslaved Africans and African Americans who lived and worked here. The stories are a microcosm of United States history. For over two and a half centuries, these manicured landscaped gardens have welcomed visitors from all over the world. Stroll through vast garden rooms, visit the heritage breed livestock in the Stableyards, learn skills performed by the enslaved through live demonstrations by our resident artisans. Daily outdoor tours reveal three centuries of stories of men and women, free and enslaved, who participated in the building and the stewardship of this American icon.