Christmas at Rose Hill

Travel back in time with a Victorian-style Christmas at Rose Hill Plantation, former home of Gov. William Henry Gist and his family. What holiday customs were practiced in the 1800s? Find out how the Gist family would have celebrated Christmas. Christmas was also an important holiday for the enslaved people on the plantation. What were their traditions? Special tours of the mansion will be offered and visitors can partake of hot drinks and homemade goodies in the plantation kitchen. Warm your hands by the fire and craft your own Victorian decoration to take home with you! Tours will begin each day at 1pm and run on the half hour through 4 pm. On Sunday there will be a special appearance by Father Christmas. Bring the whole family out to enjoy.


  • December 2, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • December 3, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Event Hours

    Tours will start every thirty minutes beginning at 1:00 P.M.

    Meeting Place

    Kitchen Building behind Mansion

    Free Admission With Park Passport Plus



    7.50 per participant (age 6 and older) or free with Park Passport Plus