Isle of Palms Vacations and Middleton Place
If you are looking for a beautiful spot for visit during your Isle of Palms vacation, then make sure to check out Middleton Place. Middleton Place is a beautiful house and gardens that is a National Historic Landmark. John Williams began building the place in 1730 and the place was continually built in pieces over the 18th and 19th centuries. The House became property of the Middleton family when John William’s daughter married Henry Middleton, who completed construction on the main house as well as the north and south flankers. The Middleton family was very famous in the early days of the United States. Henry Middleton was President of the First Continental Congress. His son Arthur was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and Arthur’s son Henry was the governor of South Carolina and then a member of the U.S. Congress.
Middleton Place is open all year from 9 am to 5 pm, but is closed on Christmas. The huge gardens at Middleton Place were built like the classic gardens of Europe and modeled after the beautiful gardens at Versailles. The gardens are laid out in geometric and symmetrical patter. According to the story, it took a hundred slaves over a decade to complete the terraces, walkways and artificial lake that make up the gardens. There are hundreds of flowers, trees and bushes that are blooming all year long. For an additional fee, you can take a tour of the House that features amazing collection of portraits, furniture, silver, china and much more.
Make sure to check out the beautiful gardens and the Pre-Revolutionary War housing at Middleton Place. Stay at the beautiful Charleston oceanfront hotels, the Palms, for an amazing vacation right on the beach. Charleston is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Make sure to take a vacation to our beautiful city soon!