Rose Hill Mansion, Bluffton

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Rose Hill Plantation is a wonderful community in Bluffton, SC. The community is one of the area's largest at approximately 2,000 acres, and is split into halves by Highway 278: the Country Club side, containing the golf courses, and the Estate side on the Colleton River, with the equestrian center as well as many of the larger estate homes. Though Rose Hill has an 18-hole golf course, the premium equestrian center is one of its most unique attractions.

Looking for a BEAUTIFUL place to get married? Rose Hill Plantation is home to the Rose Hill Mansion, which was 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.
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  • This is located in the Rose Hill Plantation neighborhood off Highway 278 in Bluffton. A beautiful structure on lovely acreage with live oaks, you really can't find more perfect Lowcountry ambience tha...  more »
  • We enjoyed spending the day at Rose Hill plantation. It is close to Hilton Head and a nice place to spend on a day you do not want to spend on the beach. Our guide whose last name was Kirk, but not de...  more »

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