Visit the last remaining original plantation home in the lowcountry

Halfway between Beaufort and Hilton Head Island, nestled on the banks of Colleton River, sits Rose Hill Plantation House: the last remaining original plantation home between Savannah and Charleston.

Rose Hill Plantation is located between Beaufort and Hilton Head Island.
Rose Hill Plantation is located between Beaufort and Hilton Head Island.

Fully restored by the current owners to its former glory after a devastating fire, Rose Hill Plantation House sits quietly on 12 acres. Encircled by a natural stockade fence and hidden by majestic Live Oaks laden with Spanish moss.  As you approach slowly down the stone driveway, anticipation builds to finally see this architecturally-regal historic home.As you follow the driveway around to the front of the home, you are treated to a vision of her in her ante-bellum glory; not Tara-Gone-With-The-Wind ante-bellum, but English Gothic Revival ante-bellum. Here you can learn first-hand about the decades of history as a working cotton plantation, original land barony and then years of standing empty

Her story begins in 1858 when a father gave his daughter the land as a wedding present – a typical gesture of the well off. Architecturally influenced from their honeymoon trip to England, the home is more cathedral-like than Tara-like. This is a home alive with decades of parties, laughter, romance, family, friendship and love. And it is a house that has seen many a hardship during that time as well. Throughout war years, weather catastrophes and hunger, this once fashionable home became a shelter for families, children, strangers and locals alike. Protection from the storms of life: weather, war and poverty all took its toll. Each decade leaving its imprint on the beautiful Rose Hill Plantation House. Each new generation needing to learn and remember her history. This 10,000 square foot home is a living breathing tribute to the many lives it has touched in its 150 year history.

Visit Rose Hill Plantation House and let its story tell you of a time gone by, a time when times were good and when times were trying. Let Rose Hill Plantation House offer you a look into our past.

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