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Rose Hill Mansion

Address: 199 Rose Hill Way, Bluffton, SC
Phone Number: +1 843-757-6046
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Ranked #1 of 33 things to do in Bluffton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Downers Grove, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

My husband and I recently toured the beautiful and historical Rose Hill mansion. From start to finish - we were so impressed with the gracious southern hospitality, knowledge and professionalism of our lovely hostess Cynthia - a direct descendant of the original owners. The home is stunning - and the tour was very interesting and informative! We took advantage of... More 

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Bartlett, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This beautiful home was completely resorted after a devastating fire. The guides are very knowledgeable about the home and its past.. Be sure to look at the book which contains pictures of the fire to truly appreciate what the current owners have done to restore the property. There was an historical vintage wine offered for purchase ( a bargain at... More 

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connecticut
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Ok, I will say that I have been to plantations before, but never one with existing slave quarters. so for that reason it was worth the trip but at 20.00 a person for 12+ it is by far one of the more expensive ones.. Also you are only allowed in 4 rooms because this is still a private home. I... More 

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wisconsin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

One of the best tours we took while staying in Hilton Head. Tour was lead by relitive of the original owner. She shared with us a lot of history of the home and the contents of the home from a southern point of view. We were told to go ahead and sit on the chairs as we were guest. There... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Our group of five visited Rose Hill Mansion on our recent stay at Hilton Head. The hour and a half wonderful tour was give by a granddaughter of the original owners of the plantation, and the new owners join all of their guests at the end of the tour for tea and desserts in the mansions dining room. We even... More 

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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Had the opportunity to visit this beautiful home, lovingly restored by its current and talented owners. Hubby and I really enjoyed the warm reception and historical information about the house, the local area, and how it survived burning during the Civil War from one of the Kirk family descendants (Cynthia). We enjoyed a lovely tea after the tour, hosted by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Absolutely beautiful southern plantation mansion. Cynthia gave us such a informative tour of Rose Hill. I was so surprised that one of the owners was at the home to greet us as well as talk and share with us after the tour. The delicious scones, pastries and savory items offered and so beautifully displayed in the grand dinning room table... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We've been coming to Hilton Head Island for more than 40 years. Finally visited Rose Hill Plantation House and were delighted with the warm welcome from one of the Kirk family descendants (Cynthia) and the current owner. She has clearly lavished extraordinary time, effort and money on restoring what is a unique plantation home; what is wonderful is that while... More 

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Maryland
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69 reviews 69 reviews
27 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour led by Cynthia, one of the descendants of Rose Hill owners when it was a plantation. I hadn't done my homework, though, so I was surprised that the early-Victorian style mansion had been rebuilt after a 1987 fire and that very few of the furnishings were from the ante-bellum, civil war or Reconstruction days. Fascinating... More 

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Carver, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I just recently visited the Rose Hill Mansion with a friend and we were very impressed. The pictures do not do it justice. The furnishings are beautiful and the history behind them are very interesting. One of the plantation's ancestors gave us the tour, which added a very personal touch to the plantation's history. However, we were really pleasantly surprised... More 

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