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Rose Hill Mansion

199 Rose Hill Way, Bluffton, SC
843-757-6046
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Ranked #1 of 19 Attractions in Bluffton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Not really a Gone with the Wind type fan. Not worth a $25 admission, nothing exciting about the tour and though highly touted the gift shop was ...well, not really a gift shop.

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Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We've had our share of mansion tours all along the eastern coast from New Port to Georgia. While the Rose Hill Mansion itself pales in comparison to ones we've seen, the tour was the best we'd ever experienced! Our tour guide, Cynthia, was charming and passionate about the house, its family, and its history. Being a distant relation, her guide... More

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Beautiful mansion and grounds. Very friendly docents who happen to be current owner and relative of previous owner. The two ladies really knew the history! Wine was for sale at a reasonable $5 per very generous glass. Bathroom was amazing. After tour we were invited to partake in a tea. Provided was yummy homemade sweets as well as chips, dips,... More

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Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Six of us from age twenty to sixty eight thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Both the owner and guide were very welcoming and relaxed. No leaning over roped off doorways on this tour. The first floor is open to all. Sit anywhere, have some wine. Take pictures inside and out. After the tour enjoy soft drinks and baked goods in the... More

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Tyaskin, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

As a couple who seeks out historic houses, we were pleasantly surprised by the intimate, welcoming atmosphere at Rose Hill Mansion. This was not a stiff, "don't touch anything" tour! current owner(a historian) was present and the docent is a descendant of the original family. The tour started with offering glasses of wine produced on the plantation(for sale at a... More

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Joplin, Missouri
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21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

On a whim we headed to Bluffton on the last day of vacation because of the amazing reviews on trip advisor. We are so glad we did. The descendant of the home owner gave a fantastic tour. The current owner was available to answer questions, she shared a collection of her husbands with my 15 year old son and it... More

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We were there with a group and really enjoyed the tour with a descendent of the original owners. It has an amazing history and is beautifully restored. There was also a great lunch.

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Santa Fe, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This was one of the most interesting mansions we have visited. The home was beautiful and the history was fascinating. The hospitality from our guide was fabulous. We were met at the door with a smile by one of the descendents of the original owners and offered a glass of wine. We could tell that the family was genuinely happy... More

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Anaheim, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

May 2014 we had the pleasure of taking a day trip to visit Rose Hill. They served us wine in the entry area while explaining what we would see on the tour. This is not your usual mansion tour. We were allowed to take all the pictures we wanted. Rose Hill is a private residence and you must make reservations.... More

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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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4 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

What a great way so spend 1 1/2 to 2 hours! Bluffton has some interesting spots, and Rose Hill Mansion tops the list. Designed by the same architect as the Church of the Cross in Bluffton, the "Carpenter" Gothic style home is charming and so different from the usual antebellum mansion. As others commented, the woman giving the tour is... More

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