South Carolina: A trip into history The Plantation

Well, you can’t visit the south without touring a plantation.  You just CAN’T

First of all, I’m borrowing two photos from their website so you can get the whole picture.

 (HERE is their website in case you want to visit)

It was kind of cold and gray on the day we were there, but it was amazing nonetheless!

We picked Middleton Place because it was a National Historic Landmark and home to America’s Oldest Landscaped Gardens.

In addition to touring the grounds and gardens, they have a slave cabin, slave cemetery and workshops to tour.

Candle dipping – factory style:

Lots of paths to walk and enjoy….

First settled in the late 17th century with its main family residence constructed in 1705, it was the family seat of four generations of Middletons who played important roles in American history. Today it is a National Historic Landmark.
 Henry Middleton was the second president of the First Continental Congress and his son Arthur, a passionate revolutionary, was a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
 Middleton Place encompasses America’s oldest landscaped gardens that the Garden Club of America has called “the most important and most interesting garden in America,”

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