We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Rose Hill Mansion

Address: 199 Rose Hill Way, Bluffton, SC
Phone Number: 843-757-6046
Improve this listing
100%
Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Bluffton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Attraction details
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks

Hotels near Rose Hill Mansion

Write a Review

79 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    72
    5
    1
    1
    0
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Fantastic tour with the owner and another family member, sharing their home and its history. They then served refreshments, after which, we could walk around inside and outside at our leisure while they answered questions.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

What a delightful, informative afternoon of living history! Four of us were enthralled by the friendly, competent docents and the owners of Rose Hill today. Their in-depth knowledge and personal connections to the original owners (one docent was the fifth generation granddaughter of original owners) provided a lovely afternoon. We had wine from grapes grown from strains of vines from... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
56 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We booked a time to tour this facility two months in advance. They confirmed a specific time and date. We looked forward to visiting on the date and showed up earlier than we expected. Thw guard at the front gate informed us that we could not enter early. Since we had three hours until our confirmed tour decided that we... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
wayne
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

the owner, Robin and and original family member Cynthia lead the tour and oit was wounderful. The restored building and history lesson ,made our day. At the end of the tour they serve a southern tea and started the tour with a glass of local wine, both were great and just topped off our visit to this unusual southern mansion.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Came down to Hilton Head to spend a week in the sun, and the weather was miserable. After three days of shopping malls, lunches, and rain, we decided to tour Rose Hill Plantation, on the advice of a local homeowner. Our day at Rose Hill was wonderful, and we couldn't have been more pleased with the experience. As soon as... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Superbly narrated by a fourth generation family member this was more like a visit to a stately home with the the current owners still living in the house.While the furnishings and restorations were impressive I would suggest that if you are looking for a sense of history of how people used to live in a typical plantation there are better... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chambersburg
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Beautiful old restored mansion that has been in the family many years and one of the descendants actually still gives the tours on a daily basis. Wonderful treats at the end all made on the spot at the Mansion. The setting is quintessential Southern charm!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Hilton Head, South Carolina
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I am kind of addicted to history, architecture and old house tours in general and have attended and volunteered at many. Take it from me, the Rose Hill Mansion tour is absolutely wonderful and unique and not to be missed if you are in the Low Country! The tours are usually led by either the home owner herself or an... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The presenter, a fifth generation descendant of the original builder of this plantation, did what my best history teachers did-bring me back into the era under discussion. She is an admitted "history nerd" and helped us appreciate conditions immediately after the Civil War. Her extensive research is the basis of an interesting and insightful presentation. Photography was allowed after the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bluffton, South Carolina
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Great unique tour. Personable and informative. Wonderful rainy day visit for visiting relatives, young and old.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Rose Hill Mansion also viewed

Bluffton, Coastal South Carolina
Bluffton, Coastal South Carolina
 
Bluffton, Coastal South Carolina
 

Been to Rose Hill Mansion? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Rose Hill Mansion staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?