Mansion by Moonlight | Olde English District

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Mansion by Moonlight

Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 7:00pm until 9:00pm

What is it like to be inside the Gist Mansion after hours? Come find out as we explore nighttime life on a cotton plantation in the 1800s. We’ll discover--through sound, sight, smell, touch, taste, and motion--evening activities of both the plantation owner’s family and the enslaved people who lived at Rose Hill Plantation. Lighting will be limited and the ground is slightly uneven. Comfortable clothes and shoes are recommended. Space limited to 16. Reservations are required. For more details about this event, please visit the website here.

Location Details:

2677 Sardis Rd.
Union, SC 29379
Phone:
(864) 427-5966
Email:
rosehill@scprt.com

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.