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In the Dark of the Night

Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 8:00pm until 10:00pm

This event features a twilight hike along Rose Hill’s half-mile nature trail and see what nightlife was like in the 1800s. Enjoy s’mores roasted over a bonfire and gaze at the sky as you learn about the constellations and how enslaved individuals used the stars to navigate their way to freedom. $10 per person. Space is limited, so reserve by April 16, 2019. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable clothing with hiking boots or sneakers. Bring a flashlight, bug spray, a blanket and/or chair and a mug for a complimentary beverage. 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.