Voices of the Ancestors

At Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site

Join us at Rose Hill Plantation as we look back in time and listen for the voices of the enslaved ancestors. Many plantation tours focus on the aesthetics and grandeur that we see today: the house, the gardens, the majestic trees. It is easy to forget that under the beautiful veneer is the ugly foundation of chattel slavery, a system that often involved back breaking labor and generational bondage. The African American individuals and families who lived on the plantation were people whose experiences should not be forgotten. This walking grounds tour will focus on the enslaved individuals' roles and the skills they practiced while living under the chattel plantation slavery system. We will look and listen for their voices in the toils of their labor and their personal relationships as their words were rarely preserved by pen and paper.


  • September 1, 2023 - September 30, 2023, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Every Week on Thursday
  • Registration Deadline

    Call the park office @ (864)427-5966 to RSVP. Descendants encouraged to contact us in advance.

    Meeting Place

    Park Office

    What to Bring

    Walking shoes, water, bug spray


    $10/adult, $5/children, $6/SC seniors