UNION — Participate in a rare opportunity to tour the William H. Gist mansion and plantation grounds by moonlight. Join us on Saturday, May 18, from 7-9 p.m. as we explore evening activities on a mid-1800s Upstate plantation.
Imagine what life might have been like after the sun went down. What went on in the evening? Where did people go? What did they do? Tour by lamp and candlelight as we discuss and participate in some of the evening activities for both the plantation owner’s family and the enslaved people who lived at Rose Hill Plantation.
Please note, lighting will be limited and the ground is slightly uneven. Good walking shoes and comfortable clothing are recommended. The event will go on rain or shine.
Space is limited to 15. Call, stop by the office or email by Friday, May 17, to reserve. Prices: $10/adult (age 16-plus); $7/Student (age 6-15); age 5 and under, free. Phone: 864-427-5966. E-mail: email@example.com
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.
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 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Winter tours, from November-February, are scheduled Thursday-Monday at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. The grounds at Rose Hill Plantation may be rented for weddings and other events. We are located at 2677 Sardis Road, eight miles south of Union.
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.