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“Rose Hill Mansion during the Holidays”
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 December 15, 2017

Excellent visit - the mansion is beautiful but the historian, tour guide was great, the refreshments a wonderful surprise, and meeting Mrs White the icing of the cake!

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed December 8, 2017

Our recent holiday decorated tour and luncheon was both informative and entertaining. The staff of the plantation house is so accommodating in planning events for visitors. It's a step back in time where you can experience not only the history, but the lifestyle of this beautifully restored home. It's something all locals and out-of-town guests should do. It's a living museum with a welcoming atmosphere. Yes, you can sit on the furniture! Such a great place. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed December 4, 2017

Great historical home and local history lesson. Owners made surprise appearance and food was tasty! The 2hrs went by quick.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed December 3, 2017

Excellent---very informative. Lot of history about the house, the family and the area. One of the best tours.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed December 2, 2017 via mobile

Very informative, very interesting, I could have listened to Jan, our docent, all day. It was a special treat to meet the owners. We were offered treats at the end of the tour and invited to explore the rooms we saw and the grounds.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Kim D
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