This FREE program will focus on the types of daily work necessary to run an 1800s Upstate plantation. Through interactive activities such as candle making, brickmaking, gardening, and food preparation, we will examine some of the duties of the enslaved African-Americans.
Extra option: Special tours* of the Gist mansion (*fee required) at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. Tours will emphasize the duties performed by household slaves and the types of work that Governor and Mrs. Gist would have overseen.
The park offers formal rose gardens, an heirloom vegetable garden and nature trails. A picnic shelter is available for those who would like to bring your lunch with you.