October offers Tales of Union County at Rose Hill Plantation

October 10, 2013

UNION — Join us Saturday, October 26, for a spooky evening as Rose Hill Plantation presents an evening for visitors to enjoy local legends and ghostly tales told by regional storytellers.

The eeriness begins at 6:30 pm behind the kitchen at the rear of the Gist Mansion. While listening to Southern folklore, stories and legends, the whole family can enjoy a marshmallow roast by the campfire, hot apple cider, hot chocolate, and other refreshments. All the fixin’s for s’mores will be provided.

Attendees are asked to bring a lawn chair, a blanket or some other form of portable seating, and to dress for the weather to ensure their comfort. Lighting will be limited and the ground is slightly uneven so decent walking shoes are recommended. We ask that you bring your own mug so that we can reduce Styrofoam waste. We will fill it with a hot drink for you!

In the event of inclement weather, the program will not be held.

Please email or call in your reservation by Oct. 24 so that we know how much food to prepare. Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site, 2677 Sardis Road, Union, SC, 29379 Ph.: 864-427-5966 E-mail: rosehill@scprt.com Web: www.southcarolinaparks.com/rosehill

Cost is $7.50 per person (age 6 and older). Age 5 and under are free. This is a S.C. Park Passport Plus program.

Normal hours of operation: Park grounds are open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. year round. The mansion home is only accessible by guided tour. Tours are held: March-October, daily at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. and November-February, Thursday-Monday at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. The grounds at Rose Hill Plantation may be rented for weddings and other events. We are located at 2677 Sardis Rd., 8 miles south of Union, S.C.

Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site is the antebellum home of South Carolina’s “secession governor,” William H. Gist. Visitors to the 44-acre park can learn about the lifestyle of a wealthy Upstate plantation family, Gist’s contributions to politics, and the importance of cotton in the South. Visitors also get an inside look at the role of enslaved African-Americans and tenant farmers in South Carolina’s history.

The South Carolina State Park Service is a program of the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism, a state agency that serves as the leading marketing organization for South Carolina tourism. SCPRT also operates 47 state parks and administers federal and state grants for recreation development.