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Review of Rose Hill Mansion

Rose Hill Mansion
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$25.00*
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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 June 13, 2017

A beautiful property and mansion to see. Really takes you back in time. The refreshment tastings were lovely and unusual. Definitely recommend a visit.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed June 13, 2017

To visit requires making a reservation. It was well worth the planning ahead to see. The owners have done wonders with the reconstruction and the tour guide gave a fascinating historical lesson about the house, its place in history and the families who lived in the mansion over the years. We were treated to delicious samplings of the products made and sold at Rose Hill

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed June 7, 2017

Take a step back in time and visit this beautiful plantation that is a popular local wedding spot among other things!

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed June 7, 2017

Absolutely beautiful place rich in history, architecture , and elegance. The tour guide did a great job, outs you there in time, snacks were great, owners are very gracious for letting us into their home. Worth every penny spent. Wife and I had a great time.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed June 4, 2017

Visited Rose Hill and was very impressed with Joan the tour guide and knowledge of the Hilton Head area and history. Well worth the trip.

Date of experience: May 2017
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