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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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Joplin, Missouri
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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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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39 reviews 39 reviews
4 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Avon, Connecticut
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86 reviews 86 reviews
23 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We visited Rose Hill after reading an article in a local magazine and then checking out the web site. Reservations are required in order to get on the guest list to get past the gate house of this plantation development. The mansion was built around 1859, and the docent giving the tour is a decendant of the founder. The admission... More

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Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA
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8 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I always try to learn more about the places I visit and decided to visit Rose Hill. While not what typically comes to mind when you think of a southern plantation, the mansion was beautiful and the tour guide was great. I appreciated her candid nature and not trying to sugarcoat slavery and what that meant for African Americans working... More

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Tryon, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

The description of the Rose Hill Mansion in Bluffton, SC was right at the back of the thick tourist guide for Hilton Head Island. I decided it sounded interesting. There's one tour an afternoon, with a limit to the number of tourists admitted. Over nine years the owners have not only repaired the terrible damage by an electrical fire, they... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We attended a wedding at Rose Hill Mansion. It was an outdoor event, but the docents were there to give us history and show us around. There was also a small gift shop where items were made by locals with beautiful skills with proceeds helping those in need. The scenery inside and outside was simply breathtaking. The trees and foliage... More

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Rose Hill Mansion is the only historic site of its type in a private neighborhood. Owned, operated and currently inhabited by a lovely couple from Atlanta who have restored and continue to improve this amazing gothic home. Robin, lady of the house, conducts the tours herself and is a more than gracious hostess with oodles of history and artifacts displayed... More

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