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Rose Hill Mansion

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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
199 Rose Hill Way, Bluffton, SC 29910-4757
+1 843-757-6046
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was a home tour, not a house tour. It was wonderful. The guide was warm friendly and a wealth of information. On this tour you can actually sit on the most of the furniture. It is a beautiful and well loved and lived in...More

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Thank kathemccall
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our docent, Jan Kirk met our large group at the front door of the mansion with welcome arms, and Mimosas! Jan made sure everyone was comfortable and proceeded to take us back to the origins of this amazing property. Her knowledge of the architect, owners...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I toured Rose Hill Mansion on our visit to Hilton Head Island just recently. It was the highlight of our trip. The mansion and grounds are beautiful and the docent was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the home and the area....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a tour for two persons. We had to leave our mobile phone number for the reservation. It seems two persons were not enough so they canceled the tour. Bad thing is, they didn´t call us and let us drive the whole way to...More

Thank rolandsterzel
RobinW2633, Owner at Rose Hill Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Christine, I've looked into your reservation and was able to see that you left an international phone number as a contact number for your reservation. Unfortunately we are not equipped to call international numbers here, however we did in fact notify you of our cancellation...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Not knowing what to expect, our party of four totally enjoyed the presentation of the history and artifacts in the house. Our docent, Kim was captivating with her knowledge and dramatization. She was fantastic and I would recommend this tour to anyone.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very enjoyable tour. Guide (Joan) was friendly and informative. The refreshments provided at the end of the tour were great.

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Thank econfram
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent several hours going through the tour of the plantation. We expected to see more historical buildings on the property other than the main house. The mansion itself has been through many owners and renovations, and was filled with antiques but not from the...More

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RobinW2633, Owner at Rose Hill Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Pilar R, First I would like to thank you for your feedback as we welcome all feedback and keep it in consideration for the improvement of our tours. It is our great joy to share this home and the history that resides within in it,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very enjoyable two hours. Excellent tour guide, lots of facts and good food to finish everything off.

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Reviewed 28 August 2018

Got to meet the owners of the home and talked about all the beautiful work and time invested in bringing this home back from disaster.

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Reviewed 27 August 2018

Although a bit pricey, our tour of this magnificent home was well worth it. The docent was very knowledgable and had little-known history about the plantation and its owners.

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29 November 2017|
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Response from 2mchfn | Reviewed this property |
No, there are no tour operaters that go there on a regular basis. Renting a car and driving may be your cheapest option.