SC State Parks|Rose Hill Plantation

The fourth graders (aka Preston + Lindi) attended a homeschool class on the Civil War last week. Thank you Upcountry History Museum!

As a follow up, I thought it would be a good idea to introduce them to Rose Hill Plantation. We’ve talked so much about life in the 1700 & 1800’s.

Neither of these guys had seen a Plantation in “real life.”

I say this about each South Carolina State Park, but this spot is one of my faves. I will say it’s best to visit during the spring/summer. The gardens are breathtaking.

Stop at the main gate on the way in to read the historical marker. The house belonged to William Henry Gist, South Carolina’s 68th governor.

At the end of the drive you’ll park to the right under the flag poles. Our kids LOVED the open fields. The weather was beautiful.

As with all of the parks, the house tours are not running due to Covid. Keep a close eye on their website for virtual options. The first time I visited Rose Hill, I put my name on their email list – it’s impressive how many activities and learning opportunities they offer each year. I can’t wait for things to return to normal!

Two hiking trails run behind the house. We hiked the .5 loop for the first time.

Guess what?!?

I booked our first camping trip today! Remember that time I spent a small fortune on a two hundred man tent? 😆

Life sorta fell apart after that, beginning with mom’s heart issues.

Two years later, we’re finally ready to begin using it.

Stay tuned…

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