Bluffton, South Carolina, is one of the South’s hidden gems. Here, visitors and locals alike enjoy unparalleled coastal views, unique local restaurants, and plenty of small-town hospitality. What makes our little slice of the Lowcountry so special is the variety of off-the-beaten-path attractions there are to discover. One of our favorites is the Rose Hill Mansion! Below, we’ve compiled everything you need to know before planning a visit.
The Rose Hill Mansion is just one of many bucket-list items you’ll want to check off in Bluffton! As locals, we want to help you plan the best possible getaway. Our complimentary Bluffton Vacation Guide is a complete list of the area’s best dining, shopping, and excursion recommendations. Access your copy today and cut your planning time in half!
Your Guide to the Rose Hill Mansion in Bluffton, South Carolina
About the Mansion
The beautiful and historic Rose Hill Mansion holds a special place in Southern history. Now tucked away in a private community, the home was originally built in the late 1850s by planter and physician Dr. John Kirk. The historic house has survived the Civil War, a devastating fire, and years of neglect. Luckily, this important landmark has become privately owned and completely renovated over the last few decades. Though a private residence, the home’s first floor and grounds are open to the public for tours, weddings, events, photo shoots, and more.
Schedule a Tour
Most people choose to enjoy the stunning views and rich history of this home by scheduling a Rose Hill Mansion tour. Tours are offered on weekdays at 2:00 p.m. and last about an hour. You’ll learn all about the home’s unique architectural features, colorful past, and current owners. At the end of each tour, guests are treated to refreshments. These include Rose Hill jams and salsas, freshly baked cake, and peach tea. It’s a fantastic way to entertain out-of-town friends and family! Be sure to make a reservation.
Plan an Event
Whether you’re planning a glittering party, oyster roast, wedding, family reunion, or retreat, the Rose Hill Mansion is an unforgettable venue. This highly adaptable space lends itself well to both indoor and outdoor events and has hosted various corporate retreats, baby showers, and even family-friendly events like Easter egg hunts. Finally, groups of 50 to 500 guests can comfortably attend a Rose Hill Mansion event.
Bluffton, South Carolina, is a town where new meets old and small-town charm meets high-class luxury. Like the Rose Hill Mansion, Old Town Bluffton Inn is a gorgeous Lowcountry landmark that incorporates our town’s unique history. Our stunning, family-owned inn offers special accommodations in the heart of the historic district. The moment you enter through our elegant French Eclectic foyer, you’ll feel the concept of ordinary slip away. Our guest rooms, each named for the Lowcountry’s most influential figures, feature plush beds, hand-picked decor items, and premium amenities found nowhere else. You and your loved ones will want to return again and again!
Old Town Bluffton Inn can host your special events, too! Not only are we located just steps away from the best attractions in Bluffton (like the Bluffton Farmers Market and downtown boutiques), but our indoor gathering space and courtyard will offer the perfect backdrop for your wedding or reception. Plus, we’re just moments away from the sparkling May River, which offers some of the Lowcountry’s most stunning coastal views.