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“A day at a plantation”
Review of Rose Hill Mansion

Rose Hill Mansion
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Rose Hill Mansion Tour in Bluffton SC
Ranked #2 of 23 things to do in Bluffton
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The historic Rose Hill Mansion, known as the most beautiful plantation house in the Low Country, has long held a treasured place in Southern history. Originally built in the late 1850s by planter and physician, Dr. John Kirk and his wife Caroline, the plantation was a wedding present from Caroline's father, James Kirk. Work was halted by the Civil War, and while occupied through the years, the interior was not completed until 1946, when new owners John and Betsy Gould Sturgeon finished it in grand style. In 1980, the Welton family purchased the land and the house was later listed in the National Register of Historic Places. In 1987, a fire devastated the house & it sat in a state of ruin until purchased and restored by The Middleton White Foundation. After a decade long restoration, the home is now shared with the public each day, via guided history tours. Reservations are required for all tours.
Reviewed March 30, 2017

Second time there and still learned and saw new things. Always fun to speak with the owners. A wonderful gem.

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed March 29, 2017

Really enjoyed the tour of Rose Hill Mansion. Our guide was amazing, very informative and passionate about the mansion. Wine was offered at the beginning of the tour and Miss Pat's treats at the end of the tour were delicious. Meeting the owner, Robin, and Miss Pat was a highlight.

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed March 29, 2017

Let me begin by saying this house is beautiful! However this plantation wasn't like any others I have visited before. The owners still occupy the home so you only tour a few rooms of the home. The fee to tour this home was very high for what you get to see! It was below average of all the plantations I have seen over the years!

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed March 25, 2017

Beautiful old home that has been restored after a devastating fire. You are given the history of the property (Pre Cival War) and the home. At the end of the tour, you are treated to various southern snacks to try.

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed March 24, 2017

On a recent vacation to Savannah, we took the short drive to Bluffton to visit Rose Hill. It was the highlight of our trip. Our guide was knowledgeable and very pleasant. Many tours of this nature are stiff and formal. This tour was more informative than most, and guests were made to feel very comfortable. Meeting the owner of the home was very special. She made us feel very welcome in her home.

Date of experience: March 2017
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