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Rose Hill Mansion

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Address: 199 Rose Hill Way, Bluffton, SC
Phone Number: +1 843-757-6046
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Charming and personal tour of a beautiful southern plantation home

Thoroughly enjoyed this tour and the personal aspect to the same. You feel welcomed and like a guest in this home rather than a tourist. This mansion is not the largest... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
Pamela M
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed this tour and the personal aspect to the same. You feel welcomed and like a guest in this home rather than a tourist. This mansion is not the largest plantation home, but it is a beautiful home. One that survived the civil war and a later fire in the 20th century. Do not expect your typical mansion tour,but... More 

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Cheshire
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Visited this site in March 2015. After researching old fashioned Southern plantations in the Savannah area, and coming from CT, I was so eager to see my first "Southern plantation." Upon entering the foyer area, we were given a very lengthy (almost 30 minute) history lesson of the mansion, and quickly learned that we would only be allowed to look... More 

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Penticton, B. C.
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28 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This is a very unique place to visit. A nice tour was given. We were encouraged to sit on the furniture, yes really! They provided us with a lovely tea at the end of the tour. They encouraged us to go back to any of the rooms we had just viewed to see anything we may have missed or wanted... More 

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Toronto
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The tour guides make this the best ever. Cynthia, the great grand daughter of the original owner James Kirk (yup they have heard all the Star Trek jokes!) and Joanne a new volunteer who came for a visit and then signed on, are the icing on the cake. Cynthia's personal stories bring the house alive through it's ups and downs.... More 

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Trenton, New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We love to tour houses and plantations. Rose Hill Mansion is unique. First the docent was Cynthia (5 X great grand daughter of the original owner's family. She is knowledgeable, very interesting and funny. This house was nearly destroyed by fire and probably should have been torn down. The current owners saw it and saw the potential and took on... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We came here one rainy afternoon during our visit to the area, and basically, we were delighted. Long and short of it is that we enjoyed it so much that - while fantasizing about our vacation this summer from still-winter in dreary old Boston - Rose Hill is at the top of our list of places to return, and we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

Tours are by appointment only. Call to make a reservation and to see when they are scheduled. The week we were here they only had 2 tours for the week. Don't shy at the $25 tour price. We thought it was worth it. This is not a museum, but a house that is lived in. The owners have done a... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Cynthia (one of the docents) is the great grand-daughter of the former inhabitants of this old plantation. The current owners live here and open up their home for people to come and see & learn. Big highlight of our current visit to Hilton Head. They even have wine!!!!! Take a couple hours and go enjoy this tour.

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California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I think we picked the best mansion to visit. Privately owned, full of history, and guests are welcomed. Received with a glass of wine, toured through 6 or more rooms filled with lots of historic articles, and information from the guides. Finished tour with sweets and refreshments; and welcomed to wonder the rooms/grounds and photograph whatever we'd like.

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Chowchilla, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

"Now that you are here, you are family," docent begins. And we were treated as such. After paying $25 pp for the visit (which isn't much), we were then offered a glass of wine from local grapes for $5. Great, another nickle and dime place, or so I thought. I bought the glass, which was very liberally poured, and thoroughly... More 

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