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In the Dark of the Night

Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 6:00pm until 8:00pm

A nighttime hike reveals what night life was like back in the 1800s. After the hike, sit down around a bonfire for a marshmallow roast. Learn about the constellations in the night sky and how enslaved people would use the cover of darkness to escape and navigate their way to freedom using only the stars as a guide. In the event of inclement weather, the program may not be held. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable clothing with hiking boots or sneakers. Bring a flashlight, bug spray, a blanket or chair for seating by the bonfire, and a mug (we will fill it with a drink for you)! 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.