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Rose Hill State Park
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2677 Sardis RD
Union, South Carolina   29379

Phone: 864-427-5966
Reservations: 864-427-5966
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Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site offers a look at antebellum South Carolina in a serene, rural setting. It?s also the historic home of South Carolina?s "Secession Governor," William H. Gist.

Rose Hill?s restored mansion and period furnishings, beautiful gardens, historic trees and nature trail on the Tyger River in the old Union District provide a peaceful contrast to the history of the Gist family in South Carolina.

Gist was the grandson of an embattled Loyalist during the Revolutionary War and he himself was a devout defender of States? Rights. He led South Carolina into secession which encouraged other states to follow, and form the Confederate States of America.

Rose Hill Plantation grew from a family homestead into a prosperous Upcountry plantation under the labor of enslaved African-Americans.

The site is an ideal place to explore the prosperous Antebellum lifestyle of upcountry planter families and the role of cotton, slaves and tenant farmers in South Carolina?s history.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
South Carolina offers a variety of Park Passports. You can read more about the South Carolina Park Passports and order online by visiting the SOUTH CAROLINA PARK PASSPORTS web page.
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Rose Hill State Park is located near Clinton, Union and Rock Hill

A picnic shelter may be reserved for $30-38/day.

If the shelter is not reserved, guests may use it on a first-come, first-served basis at no charge.

To make a picnic shelter reservation, call toll-free 1-866-345-PARK.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
October 12 great tour and history lesson.
park review stars; one to five the ranger on the tour was very good at bringing to life a time when the plantation was in service. Best $4.00 you can spend.
August 15 Great Guide by JP & Sharon Saleeby
park review stars; one to five We were surprised when our self-guided tour of the grounds was embellished by one of the park ranges who spent over an hour with us taking us all about the place and going into detail about the restoration of the Gist house.
June 10 Historic, very interesting
park review stars; one to five Beautiful and important renovations continue.
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General Directions: Eight miles south of Union off US 176 on Sardis Road. The park is located on the left.

Driving Directions: From I-26: take exit 44 to Hwy. 49 to Union. Pass through the town of Cross Anchor to Cross Keys (approx. 5 mi.), take the rt hand fork onto Old Buncombe Rd. Go 5 mi. on Old Buncombe Rd to Galilee Church Rd. Turn left onto Sardis Rd. You will pass the Gist Cemetery on the left, continue straight on Sardis Rd. The park will be on the rt.

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