About Middleton Place Foundation

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Middleton Place has been under ten generations of family stewardship, including two of America’s Founding Fathers: Henry Middleton, a president of the First Continental Congress, and his son Arthur Middleton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence; as well as to generations of enslaved and free African Americans. Today, the property is under the aegis of the Middleton Place Foundation. Established in 1974, the Foundation is dedicated to sustaining the highest levels of preservation, interpretation, and education for the National Historic Landmark. Archival materials document the social, cultural, agricultural, political, and economic history of the Carolina Low Country and the United States through the lens of the Middleton family from the Revolutionary era through the twentieth century.