UNION — Experience Rose Hill Plantation in the dark with an evening of legends and ghostly tales.
Join us Saturday, Oct. 24, for our popular Tales of Union County & Beyond. Have a mysterious evening with our program of ghost stories and creepy tales told by regional storytellers. We have a new cast of raconteurs this year, so you can feel spooky in a whole new way!
The eeriness begins at 6:30 p.m. behind the kitchen at the rear of the Gist Mansion. Relax around the campfire and enjoy a marshmallow roast, s’mores, hot drinks and other goodies while our storytellers enthrall you. Prepare to be scared!
Attendees are asked to bring a lawn chair, a blanket or some other form of portable seating, and to dress for the weather to ensure their comfort. Lighting will be limited and the ground is slightly uneven so decent walking shoes are recommended. We ask that you bring your own mug so that we can reduce Styrofoam waste. We will fill it with a hot drink for you!
In the event of inclement weather, the program will not be held.
Please email or call in your reservation by Thursday, Oct. 22 so that we know how much food to prepare.
Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site, 2677 Sardis Road, Union, SC, 29379; Phone: 864-427-5966; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.southcarolinaparks.com/rosehill.
Cost is $7.50 per person (age 6 and older). Age 5 and under are free. This is a S.C. Park Passport Plus program.
Normal Hours Of Operation
Park grounds are open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. year round. The mansion home is only accessible by guided tour. Tours are held: March-October, daily at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. and November-February, Thursday-Monday at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Groups of 15 or more are asked to contact the park to make a group reservation for a mansion tour. The grounds at Rose Hill Plantation may be rented for weddings and other events. We are located 8 miles south of Union, SC.
About Rose Hill
Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site is the antebellum home of South Carolina’s “secession governor,” William H. Gist. Visitors to the 44-acre park can learn about the lifestyle of a wealthy Upstate plantation family, Gist’s contributions to politics, and the importance of cotton in the South. Visitors also get an inside look at the role of enslaved African-Americans and tenant farmers in South Carolina’s history.
About The State Park Service
The South Carolina State Park Service is a program of the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism, a state agency that serves as the leading marketing organization for South Carolina tourism. SCPRT also operates 47 state parks and administers federal and state grants for recreation development.
This story was submitted by Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site.