Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site

2677 Sardis RD

Union, SC 29379

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Phone: (864) 427-5966

City: Union

Region: Midlands

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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 only alternative left, in my judgment, is the secession of South Carolina from the Federal Union.”

Today, Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site interprets the life and legacy of the man history has come to know as the “Secession Governor.”

The son of a Charleston merchant, Gist rose from modest beginnings to be elected governor of South Carolina in 1858. By then he had come to accept the belief that South Carolina could protect slavery only by withdrawing from the Union.

Today, visitors can walk the elegant grounds, tour the plantation home, admire its beautiful rose gardens and explore other original plantation buildings. The site also includes a short hiking trail down to the Tyger River.

Holiday programs and other special events are held at Rose Hill site year-round, including weddings and receptions.

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