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“Coming Home”
Review of Rose Hill Mansion - CLOSED

Rose Hill Mansion
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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. The Mansion is permanently closed until further notice.
Reviewed July 1, 2017

This was an amazing visit. Where else can you meet and talk to the actual owners of the mansion - my wife & I felt like we were visiting friends. We have toured many historic houses and without a doubt, this was the BEST. a MUST SEE. Thanks so much, we felt we were treated like family "just coming home"

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed June 26, 2017

This is a beautiful and fascinating house with a rich and interesting history! I'm not even a history buff but I got reeled in by the hospitality and knowledge of our docent--and by the delicious treats Ms. Pat cooked up for us at the end! :)

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed June 25, 2017

We enjoyed the tour on 6-22-17. The tour guide did a great job and we even got to me the owner.
Everything was great but it would have been nice to have had some pictures of the upstairs to get a better idea of what the mansion was like.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed June 24, 2017

Our docent Joan was very knowledgeable, and pleasant. The history of the mansion is fascinating and the restoration of the rooms just beautiful and decorated with artifacts depicting the history of the mansion. We were encouraged to ask questions and to take our time viewing each room. The tour ended in the dining room, where, Pat, the cook had samples of different foods favored in the south. We were also encouraged to enjoy the grounds and revisit any of the rooms we just visited. Definitely would come back with my other family members.

Date of experience: June 2017
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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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