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Archaeology of Plantation Lifeways

Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 11:00am until 2:00pm

Learn about some of the archaeological discoveries that have happened at Rose Hill and future archaeology to be done on the site. Following a presentation in the ballroom, join archaeologist on a walk around the park grounds to visit past archaeological dig sites. Presented by Stacey Young, Director of the Applied Research Division of SCIAA (Presentation will be given on 2nd level of mansion, accessed only by climbing spiral stairwell). Close-toed shoes required for grounds walk. E-mail or call (864) 427-5966. For more details about this event, please visit the website here.

Location Details:

2677 Sardis Rd.
Union, SC 29379
(864) 427-5966

Offers visitors insight into the upcountry cotton plantation of South Carolina’s “Secession Governor,” William Henry Gist. Rose Hill served as Gist’s primary residence during his tenure as governor and during the tumultuous months of pending Civil War. The house, its furnishings, surrounding gardens and outbuildings document the lifestyle and changes experienced by the Gist family and the enslaved African Americans who occupied the plantation from the antebellum era through Reconstruction. Includes a picnic shelter and hiking trail to the Tyger River. Park hours: 9 am–6 pm daily (no admission fee). Mansion tours: Mar–Oct, daily at 11 am, 1 & 3 pm; Nov–Feb, Thurs–Mon at 11 am, 1 & 3 pm. Fee charged for tours and special events. No mansion tours on Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Day. Shelter can be reserved for a fee.