Easter weekend activities at Middleton Place have expanded beginning with Easter Eggstravaganza, an eco-friendly holiday celebration on Saturday, April 7th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Among other activities, the event includes egg hunts and colonial games with hand-crafted clay eggs made by the Stableyards potter as “prize” eggs.
In the Plantation Stableyards, children can learn the art of egg dyeing using vegetables, plants, flowers and other natural items. There will be an Easter Bunny meet and greet, story time and arts and crafts. Age appropriate games include egg rolls on the parterre, egg tosses, jacks, hoops and sack races. Baby lambs, chicks and bunnies will help bring in the unofficial start to spring. There is no additional charge beyond general admission to attend Easter Eggstravaganza. Middleton Place Foundation members and guests of the Inn at Middleton Place are free.
Middleton Place Restaurant will offer several new food and beverage options over the holiday weekend. During Easter Eggstravaganza, a Low Country buffet will be served in the Pavilion ($30 adults and children 14+; $15 ages 6-13, $5 ages 5-4, 3 and under are free) from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Buffet includes field green salad with Middleton dressing, potato salad, deviled eggs, rice and gravy, collard greens, green bean casserole, macaroni and cheese, corn pudding, fried chicken, carved ham and pecan and chocolate pies. Lunch buffet reservations are required and can be made by calling (843) 266-7479. Two bagged lunches will also be available at the Garden Market: A child’s lunch with a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, fruit and juice box for $5.50 and an adult lunch with fried chicken, potato salad, vegetable or fruit side, pie and sweet tea for $15. Bagged lunches may be purchased online in advance or at the event and enjoyed picnic-style on the Greensward.
On Easter Sunday, April 8th, a three course brunch menu including an appetizer, entrée and dessert with favorites like buttermilk biscuits and sausage gravy, garden vegetable quiche and South Carolina Pecan Pie will be offered in the restaurant. Brunch is $50 per person and includes general admission to Middleton Place. Foundation members and Inn guest are $25. Brunch seatings begin at 10:00 a.m. with the last reservation at 1:00 p.m. Reservations are required by calling (843) 266-7477. Mimosa and Bloody Marys will be available for an additional cost.
An 18th-century rice plantation, Middleton Place, its Gardens, House Museum and Plantation Stableyards are owned and operated by the Middleton Place Foundation. The Foundation’s mission is to sustain the highest levels of preservation and interpretation for the National Historic Landmark.
WHEN: Saturday, April 7th and Sunday, April 8th
4300 Ashley River Road
Charleston, SC 29414