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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
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 23, 2017 via mobile

Lovely house with an interesting history. Don't really see any plantations but get to see the house itself which is nicely restored!

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed June 22, 2017 via mobile

My sister in laws and I really enjoyed the tour. Joan was a wonderful guide and Pat served up some delicious snacks. The house is breathtaking and so inviting. You feel like you are an invited guest as opposed to being on a tour.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed June 21, 2017 via mobile

We had an excellent time with Joan. She was very informative and inviting. The property is breathtaking with the Spanish moss and gorgeous architecture. The only issue was finding it with the directions from the security. Otherwise excellent! Loved the chef pat too!

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed June 17, 2017

The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable and you can take all the pictures you want before and after the tour. My only complaint is that, though the place was beautifully furnished, it was not furnished witg replicas.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed June 16, 2017 via mobile

I highly recommend this tour! Beautiful scenery and home with a lot of history. Our tour guide Joann was fantastic! Planning to bring the rest of the family soon.

Date of experience: June 2017
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