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“Rose Hill Mansion”
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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 September 25, 2017

My girlfriends and I were looking for a Plantation tour near Hilton Head Island. We found good reviews for Rose Hill Mansion. Our docent Joan was very informative and was energetic. There is a lot of history associated with the home. The owners have done a nice job refurbishing the home with period pieces as well as originals. Miss Pat set out a spread of snacks from recipes of her own.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 4, 2017

Loved the tour of the house. Very interesting history and guide was exceptionally good. Really enjoyed meeting one of the home's owners and impressed that she took time out of her day to come and answer questions that the group had about Rose Hill and her home.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed September 2, 2017

Was extremely informative and entertaining. It was also nice to meet the owner and learn about different people that have visited because family had lived there

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 24, 2017

We were surprised with the warm southern welcome at Rosehill from the gate house to the caddie Resturant where we waited until the 1:30 entrance time, The guide in period costume was excellent with details, laughter and historical stories. We learned that she has written a few books. The home is lovely, well furnished and warm. We were allowed to walk on rugs , sit on furniture and take pictures. At the end a lovely lady invited us to sample treats in the elegant dining room. From grits, bar-b-que and bread pudding to relishes and great peach tea! -before being invited to purchase items at the end. We were allowed to walk around at our leisure after the tour. No rush! Well worth the entrance fee!

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 16, 2017

I went to a "scheduled tour" at the Rose Hill Mansion. They had a wine tasting and light appetizers. The cost was nominal for the tour. Very nice function. This tour was held at night, but they also offer day time tours. Something different!

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Lorraine B
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