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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 August 8, 2017 via mobile

Impressed by the detail that went into recreating this burned out plantation. The owner lives on the premises and takes care to insure its authenticity.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 6, 2017

The tour through the plantation house was terrific, with multitudes of historical facts. The presentation was very, very good. Sampling of some southern snacks was delightful. So many collections of civil war artifacts. Trees & architecture are beautiful & air conditioning was much appreciated.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 1, 2017

Our tour through this home was very interesting. Our guide was very informative, she kept our interest till the end and beyond! And our snacks afterward were just as interesting and very good.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 24, 2017

The house was rebuilt to resemble the original. The home is beautiful. The remaining grounds are pretty (unfortunately the home is now in a housing plan). The house has interesting items from the Civil War. I really enjoyed the information about the Kirk family and their history in the house. You will learn many details about the current family and will view many of their collections (that are not from the Civil War era.) I think less emphasis should be on the current family and more on the original owners.
The tour was informative. You are not able to view the upstairs due to the current family living in the home. We did not get a tour of the grounds. It would have been nice to view the grounds and learn the history of the surroundings.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 20, 2017

Ms. Kim was a great guide. Loved her story telling. Loved the plantation and the history. It was amazing to meet thr owner also

Date of experience: July 2017
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