Middleton Place Admission with Self Guided Tour and Lunch

Charleston, United States
Tour and Lunch at Middleton Place with Transportation from Charleston
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From USD 120.90

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 5 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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

Middleton Place

5 hours Admission Ticket Included

Middleton Place Equestrian Center (Pass By)

Magnolia Plantation & Gardens (Pass By)

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

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

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Traveller 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.


260 reviews
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Reviews by Viator travellers.
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Wonderful experience even managing a wheelchair!
Janis_P, Sept 2023
The guides were so knowledgeable and interactive with us! The property is well taken care of-handicap accessible. And the lunch addressed everyone’s tastes.
Perfect tour and delicious lunch
Kathleen_A, July 2023
Pineapple Tours with Wayne as our driver did an excellent job! The van was new, clean, cool and comfortable… they worked very hard to make sure everyone was comfortable and narrated all along the drive! The lunch at Middleton Restaurant was excellent as well. Perfect day!!!
Great tour & plantation!
GWENDOLYN_G, June 2023
Neal with Pineapple drove to & from the plantation. He was friendly & courteous. We did the self guided tour, tour of the house & lunch. The lunch was very good! We meet Benjamin with Pineapple after lunch for a special tour. He was engaging & knowledgeable about the property & history of Charleston. He told us about Carolina Day happening today.
Highly Recommend!
Cheryl_M, June 2023
A great day at a historic plantation. The guides were highly knowledgeable of Middleton Place, the family, and Charleston’s history. Although advertised as self-guided tour, the home tour was provided by several women in fit rooms of the house. The grounds are beautiful and you are free to walk as little or as much as you like. Lunch at the Middleton restaurant was very good, as was the service. We had an enjoyable experience and highly recommend Pineapple Tours for their outstanding service.
Great experience!
Caroline_L, May 2023
Wonderful tour! The staff and our driver were all sooo helpful and friendly. This is a very informative tour and you get quite a bit of information on our country’s history, which is important. The restaurant there is also lovely.
A must
Catherine_N, May 2023
Wonderful experience with Pineapple Tours. It was a self guided tour but the guides in the house and the bus driver were excellent.
Middleton Place tour
Deanne_C, May 2023
Beautiful gardens and knowledgeable and friendly volunteers. Lots of birds and wildlife and a nice glimpse into plantation life.
Sorry we had to cancel.
Terry_K, Apr 2023
Was to be our anniversary trip this year but had to cancel due to illness. Was cleared by the folks in Charleston. Waiting for the refund. Intend to try again next year.
Middleton Place
Debra_M, Apr 2023
The low key lunch with a view. The pretty gardens and looking at the areas the slaves worked and lived.
Middle lton place
Anita_S, Apr 2023
Had a lovely day walking the grounds. Our lunch was delicious. It exceeded our expectations. Thank you!
So happy we went!
Jan_P, Apr 2023
Going with Pineapple Tours gave us the best experience ever, Ben was really funny and gave us a lot of local knowledge. The tour includes being driven there and picked up after, and I'll say, the place was packed with people that had driven their on their own, no where to park at all. He gave us advice on other tours, and all around made the trip enjoyable. The lunch that was included was great, we got the Southern buffet, the veggies and collards were very good, as was the fried Chicken and the pecan pie was very yummy. I got a nice wineglass at the gift shop to remember the trip.
Was an enjoyable day. ...
Alice_P, Mar 2023
Was an enjoyable day. The guides in the house were very knowledgeable. Enjoyed the newborn lambs. The demonstrators were great (Cooper, blacksmith, candlemaker)
Winter Visit
Laurie_S, Feb 2023
The gardens are beautiful and very peaceful. Hard to believe how many were not as fortunate on those grounds to be able to enjoy the beauty.
Wonderful experience at Middleton
Maria_R, Feb 2023
Neil was our driver and our tour guide. Can’t say enough about Neil, he was amazing!! Very knowledgeable, professional, friendly, accommodating are just a few of his qualities that made him 5 stars! Highly recommend this tour. Thanks
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, Sept 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, July 2022
Awesome tour! Tour guide was great! Middleton is beautiful!! The trees are amazing, the grounds are gorgeous and restaurant was great.

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