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					SOUTH CAROLINA’S

ROSE HILL PLANTATION
STATE HISTORIC SITE
  In the days following the

election of President Abraham

Lincoln, South Carolina

Gov. William H. Gist was

characteristically blunt: “The
                                    Designation: National
only alternative left, in my        Register
judgment, is the secession of       Counties: Union

South Carolina from the Federal     Acreage: 44
                                    Pets: Pets are allowed in
Union.”
                                    most outdoor areas provided
  Today, Rose Hill Plantation       they are kept under physical
                                    restraint or on a leash not
State Historic Site interprets
                                    longer than six feet.
the life and legacy of the man
                                    Admissions: Free admission.
history has come to know as         House tours: $4/age 16+;
                                    $2.50/SC Senior; $3/age
the “Secession Governor.”
                                    6-16; free for children under 5
  The son of a Charleston           Tour and Programs
merchant, Gist rose from            Information: Historic house
                                    museum tours focus
modest beginnings to be             on plantation life from           Road proceed 5 miles to
                                    1828-1960.                        junction with Galilee Church
elected governor of South
                                                                      Road then left. Continue on
                                    Held daily on the hour from
Carolina in 1858. He also was a                                       Galilee Church Road for 3
                                    1pm to 4 pm.
reputed duelist.                                                      miles to Rose Hill front gate.
                                    Large groups are requested to
                                                                      Proceed slowly on Galilee
  Today, visitors can walk          call ahead.
                                                                      Church Road as it has a 30
                                    House tour is $4/adult; $3.25/    mph hairpin corner and look
the elegant grounds, tour the
                                    SC Senior; $3/youth 6-15.         for the William H. Gist family
plantation home, admire its
                                    Rose Hill Plantation is a         cemetery on left.
beautiful rose gardens and          “DiscoverCarolina Site”, which    GPS Coordinates: Long: 81°
                                    provides curriculum-based         39’ 56.97”W , Lat: 34° 36’
explore other original plantation
                                    social studies programs for       19.28”N                           2677 Sardis RD
buildings. The site also includes   South Carolina school children.
                                                                      Park Facilities and Activities:   Union, SC 29379
a short hiking trail down to the    Driving Directions:
                                                                        Hiking Trail                    Phone: (864) 427-5966
                                    From I-26: Take exit 44
Tyger River.                                                            Park Store/Gift Shop            Office Hours: 11am-noon
                                    onto Highway 49 toward
  Holiday programs and other                                            Picnic Area/Picnic Shelter      Park Hours: Daily 9am-6pm
                                    Union. Continue through
                                    Cross Anchor to Cross Keys
special events are held at Rose
                                    (approximately 5 miles). At
Hill site year-round, including     Cross Keys take right hand
weddings and receptions.            fork onto Old Buncombe
                                                   www.southcarolinaparks.com . rosehill@scprt.com

				
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