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Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site

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Address: 2677 Sardis Rd, Union, SC 29379-7904
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+1 864-427-5966

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beautiful home - takes you back 150 yrs

I love homes and can find interesting things about every home I visit. it was a lovely drive to the SC state park - rose hill plantation. drove thru sumter nat'l forest on the way... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
South Florida
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South Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love homes and can find interesting things about every home I visit. it was a lovely drive to the SC state park - rose hill plantation. drove thru sumter nat'l forest on the way in. 3 tours a day and I thought very well done. I asked & the ranger loves history. at one point she reminded us that... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

My wife and I are history buffs, especially Civil War history, and we can't seem to get enough of old plantation houses and cemeteries. Unfortunately, many antebellum mansions are privately owned and not open to the public. Many others were destroyed or demolished years ago. But there are enough remaining to whet the appetites of historians. Take Rose Hill, for... More 

1 Thank Taylor B
East Hartford, Connecticut
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

Making plans to visit friends in Jonesville, SC I got directions on google and discovered we had to go through a State Park. Upon driving the route, we saw signs that read Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site. Well we made a visit upon our return from Jonesville. Tour given by the Park Ranger on duty was excellent! With facts,... More 

1 Thank Woventales
Gaffney, South Carolina
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

Take The Interior of the Home Tour. Tour times are 11AM, 1PM and 3PM daily. This is a TRUE Southern Plantation that reflects how difficult life was during the era. The restoration that is taking place on this home is truly amazing. Listen carefully as the Tour Guide talks about this home. Also take the time to walk the grounds.... More 

1 Thank kf1pbob
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

I can't say enough nice things about this place. The ranger/guide that took us through the tour of the house was very knowledgeable and thorough. I haven't been here since I was a child in elementary school and I must say I learned so much during this visit. I hope to visit again during the holiday season when the place... More 

1 Thank willow420
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Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

The Gist family residence known as Rose Hill Plantation is magnificent in an understated way. The house is majestic but in a subtle way. The grounds are pretty and well kept as are the outbuildings but I long for more emphasis on the Gist families role in SC history. The governor of SC when it seceded from the union was... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

What a great hidden gem of a state historic site. Just outside of Union SC this wonderfully restore plantation home tells the story of SC secession governor Gist. The surrounding national forest covers what was once a large upstate cotton plantation. If you visit be sure to ask the helpful ranger about the sites revolutionary past.

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Gaffney, South Carolina, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2016

perfect for history lovers and fun for the whole family. the cost is cheap and the tour is great, YES!

1 Thank Lexi W
Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

Even I have been there just on my own this nice gentleman made a tour just for me. It was amazing to see inside the house and was definitely a highlight on my American trip. P.S.@Hofer: I do NOT have a dog!

2 Thank LadyOnTour61
Clemson, South Carolina
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Reviewed 5 February 2016

We came here and picnicked and the kids climbed some trees and then we took the trail (the shorter one). It really wasn't much to speak of, but a woodland walk is always better than just sitting around doing nothing. The ranger was exceptionally nice. She opened the office for us (and others) to purchase items and get the all-important... More 

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