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Victorian-Style Christmas at Rose Hill Plantation

Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 1:00pm until 4:00pm

Travel back in time with a Victorian-style Christmas at the former home of Gov. William Henry Gist and his family. Learn what holiday customs were practiced in the 1800s. Find out how the Gist family would have celebrated Christmas. Christmas was also an important holiday for the enslaved people on the plantation. Special tours of the mansion will be offered and visitors can partake of hot drinks and homemade goodies in the plantation kitchen. Warm your hands by the fire and craft your own Victorian decoration to take home with you! Tours will begin each day at 1pm and run on the half hour through 4 pm. On Sunday there will be a special appearance by Father Christmas. Bring the whole family out to enjoy. Admission is $7.50 per person or free admission Park Passport Plus. 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.