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All house tours are cancelled until further notice. 

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Grounds: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily

House tours: Visitors must be on a guided tour to enter the Gist Mansion. Tour times are Mar.-Oct., daily at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. & Nov.-Feb. Thurs. through Mon. at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. Times subject to change; please call the park for further information.

Museum store: 4 to 5 p.m., daily & ten minutes before and after each tour.

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Grounds are free. House tours are $10 for adults; $6 for SC Seniors; $5 for children ages 6-15; children age 5 and under are free.

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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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Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site


Things To Do

  • House Tours:  The only way to access the inside of the historic house is to be on a guided tour.  Admission for tours is $10 for adults, $5 for children (6-15 years) and $6 for SC seniors. Tours of the historic house are offered at the following times:

                         Mar.-Oct. - every day at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

                         Nov.-Feb - Thurs. through Mon. at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.

  • Park Store/Gift Shop:  A museum store is located in the brick kitchen behind the mansion. Books, historical reproductions, and other items related to plantation or regional history are available for purchase. Admission for house tours and special programs can be paid in the museum store.
  • Picnic Area & Shelters:  The picnic area may be reserved for a fee by calling toll-free 1-866-345-PARK or by visiting the reservation website. If the picnic area is not reserved, visitors may use it on a first-come, first-served basis at no charge.
  • Bird Watching:  Various birds can be seen around the grounds and on the trails. Guides for common and notable bird species are available for purchase in the museum store.
  • Geocaching:  Geocaching is permitted.  One geocache is located within the park. For more information visit the official geocaching website.
  • Hiking Trails:  There are two hiking trails that can be accessed from Rose Hill.
  • Other Facilities & Activities:  Visitors can walk the grounds to view the historic gardens, witness trees, and several historic structures, including a brick kitchen and caretaker’s cottage. Within driving distance of the park is the Gist family cemetery, located one mile south of the mansion. The park also offers special programs and events.


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