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Park grounds are open daily from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. House museum tours are held: Mar.-Oct., daily at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. and Nov.-Feb. Thursday through Monday at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. The house is only accessible by guided tour. Tour times are subject to change; please call the park for further information.


Daily, 4 - 5 p.m.

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Grounds are free. House tours: $5 age 16+, $3 SC Senior, $4 age 6-15, children under 5 are free. Groups of 15 or more, please contact park to make reservation for house tour.

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Pets are allowed in most outdoor areas provided they are kept under physical restraint or on a leash not longer than six feet.

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1 historic mansion – home of “Secession Governor” William Henry Gist family during the 1800s

1858 the year William Henry Gist became Governor of South Carolina

100 varieties of heirloom roses are thought to have been found at the aptly named Rose Hill

4 magnolia trees in the gardens at the front of the mansion and are thought to be nearly 200 years old

2.5 miles of hiking trails

1960 the year when the South Carolina State Park Service acquired the property

3 house tours daily Thursday- Monday at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.  Tour times are subject to change.

44 acres – although currently only 44 acres, the plantation once totaled nearly 2000 acres in the 1800s

1 visit that you’ll never forget!

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The grounds of Rose Hill Plantation may be rented for weddings or other special events.Contact the park for up-to-date pricing information. For more information on rentals, please review our regulations for rental of the grounds.

  • Reunions: Yes
  • Open Air Facilities: A picnic shelter may be reserved for $30-38/day.

    If the shelter is not reserved, guests may use it on a first-come, first-served basis at no charge.

    Note: Admission is not included in shelter price. Rates listed do not include applicable tax and nonrefundable reservation costs.

    To make a picnic shelter reservation, call toll-free 1-866-345-PARK or make it online by clicking on the Make a Reservation button located underneath the large photo at the top of this page.