Middleton Place National Historic Landmark is home to America's oldest and most important landscaped gardens. Began in 1741, the historic site today encompasses 110 acres including the Gardens, House Museum, Stableyards, and Eliza's House. Together they tell the inclusive history of all who lived, worked, and died here. The stories of the Middleton family including two Founding Fathers and generations of enslaved people are interwoven throughout the property. Visitors have opportunities to experience those stories with both guided or self-guided tours. Artisans demonstrate the work and share the lives of enslaved craftspeople, and the Beyond the Fields presentation gives a more in-depth look at the role Middleton Place played in the larger institution of American slavery. There's much to discover here; lunch and dinner is available at the restaurant and retail shops offer many artisan-made keepsakes. At Middleton Place you can connect with the past, be present, and help build a brighter future.