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Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site

Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site

Olde English District

Olde English District

Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site preserves and interprets part of a former cotton plantation in the Upstate. Today, it offers visitors the opportunity to discover the history of enslavement, secession, Reconstruction, and sharecropping in South Carolina. The site reveals the perspectives and experiences of the many people who lived here, from the antebellum era through the mid-1900s. Once the homeplace of “Secession Governor” William Henry Gist and his family, the plantation was also home to generations of African Americans, both during and after slavery. Stories of resistance and survival are highlighted through programs and exhibits. Today, visitors can tour the original 19th century mansion, brick kitchen, historic grounds and gardens, and hiking trails. Rangers give regularly scheduled tours of the Gist Mansion and special programs are offered year-round.