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“Interesting History Lesson”
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 July 15, 2017

We had a great time, and learned a great deal about the history of the mansion and the area. Wonderful baked goods as a treat after the tour.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

$25 per person may cause a person to say no to this historical site. We considered it to be a partial donation to the owners efforts to maintain and share the property.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 9, 2017

Unbelievable history, gorgeous surroundings, excellent food samples. Enjoyed speaking with "the ladies" and Pat is an excellent cook!

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 8, 2017

Beautiful home and Joan was a great tour guide. It was very nice that the owner Robin joined us at the end of the tour. She kept saying "stay as long as you like". She answered a lot of our questions. It is wonderful that they brought this home back to its splendor.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 5, 2017

The docent, Joan, was excellent and knowledgeable. Full of facts and very funny. Had personal ancedotes about the owners.

Date of experience: July 2017
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