Held each year commemorating Arthur Middleton’s birthday, the Naturalization Ceremony has become a distinctly patriotic event at Middleton Place. It serves as a reminder of the varied makeup of the nation’s citizenry which, through natural birth or Naturalization, weaves the cultural patchwork that is the United States.
Middleton Place welcomes the public to attend the ceremony to witness the memorable occasion. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. with the Presentation of the Flag by the Colonial Color Guard. A Welcome Message from Charles Duell, Middleton Place Foundation President, will then be given, followed by a keynote speech by Judge Alex Sanders. The Oath of Allegiance will be administered by the Charleston Field Office of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. The ceremony will take place on the Greensward under the centuries old live oaks. Attendance is free with paid admission.
Following the Naturalization Ceremony, everyone is encouraged to explore Middleton Place Gardens, House Museum & Stableyards. The House Museum will host Arthur Middleton-themed tours all day, focusing on his family, his service during the American Revolution, and objects he once owned. For more information, please visit the website provided.
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Middleton Place 4300 Ashley River Road, Charleston