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Christmas at Rose Hill Plantation

Sunday, December 8, 2019 - 1:00pm until 4:00pm

Experience the ambience of Christmas at the former home of Secessionist Governor William Henry Gist. Find out how Gist celebrated in the family mansion and how the holiday affected those enslaved on the plantation. The mansion will be decorated and open for special Christmas-themed tours. Father Christmas will make a special appearance on the park Sunday afternoon so bring the family! Visitors can sample hot drinks and homemade goodies in the plantation kitchen, warm their hands by the fire and craft their own decoration to take home with them! The Greenville Ladies Aid Association will also be on-site discussing Civil War care packages during the holidays. The mansion will remain decorated for the holiday season throughout the month of December. Tickets are $7.50 per person (age 6 and older). Age 5 and under are free. This is a SC Park Passport Plus program. No reservations are required. Tickets may be purchased in the kitchen on-site. 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.