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Rose Hill Mansion

199 Rose Hill Way, Bluffton, SC
843-757-6046
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Bluffton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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 

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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 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

My wife and I visited Rose Hill this week. We have never been made as welcome on a tour as were were by Cynthia and Robin. They said 'we were family' and should feel free to sit in any chair and touch any of the exhibits, which was such a refreshing change from other visits. Cynthia gave a fascinating and... More 

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New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Rose Hill Mansion is an absolutely restoration of an antebellum plantation house. The building and grounds are magnificent in their own right, but the tour is given by a direct descendant of the original owner, as well as the current resident, and they give a poignant human touch to the information they share. This is definitely not your typical "fluff"... More 

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Canton, Ohio
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

On our way home from Savannah, we decided to make our way over to visit Rose Hill. It was one of the highlights of our entire trip. Cynthia was our tour guide and she just made everyone feel so welcome. She and the owner, Robin, both shared not only the history of the house but also gave insight to the... More 

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Fort Pierce, Fl
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

While visiting my Brother in beautiful Beaufort, S.C. we took a trip to Bluffton, S.C. to have a guided tour of the mansion. The grounds while being amazingly beautiful are often a setting for scenic weddings. The inside tour was fascinating. I learned so much about the true south and the worker who cared for and lived in the mansion.... More 

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York, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My husband and I toured Rose Hill when we were celebrating our 40 th wedding anniversary. It was very informational. Cynthia was very gracious and entertaining. It was nice to have someone telling the story that is involved with preserving the home. It was also great meeting the owner, Robin. The snacks and drinks at the end were quite nice.... More 

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Aurora, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My mom and I were visiting my sister, whom just moved to the area, and this was a perfect afternoon tour to learn about the history of the area. We had a wonderful time and enjoyed Cynthia's, the tour guide's, candor and charm. At the end of the tour the homeowner, Robin, joined us and told us more stories. We... More 

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Union, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The ladies that gave the tour were amazing. Excellent, knowledgeable and fun. It was a decendent of the Kirk family I believe. Super job. Worth the drive

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