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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
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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 June 3, 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour! A wonderful lady named Jan was our docent. The historical background of the home and the area was truly fascinating! Well worth the stop! Thank you again, Jan!

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed June 2, 2017

The guide was excellent and knowledgeable. I do feel like I didn't have enough time to explore And shop in the gift shop after the tour. Although they told me to take my time I felt like I was holding them up.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed May 29, 2017

Beautifully restored home built before the Civil War. Guides were very fluent in the complete history. One tour a day @ 2:00 5 days/weekdays.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed May 28, 2017

It was overall an amazing time: great tour, knowledgeable guide and tasty snacks. House's outdoors also reflect the landscape of the area being all together a remarkable scenario.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Thank Gerard G
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Reviewed May 28, 2017

This is a beautiful home. Our guide was very knowledgeable & informative. The refreshments were a nice touch.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Thank Wayne B
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