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Address: Old Rosewell Lane, Off State Route 644, Gloucester, VA 23061
Phone Number: 804-693-2585
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Really Cool Hidden Gem!

This is a really fun find that is out in the middle of nowhere. In fact, you almost done know if you're headed in the right direction until the signs appear. We stopped into the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This is a really fun find that is out in the middle of nowhere. In fact, you almost done know if you're headed in the right direction until the signs appear. We stopped into the visitors center and paid the small entrance fee. The staff offered to let us watch a short video about Rosewell. There are also some artifacts... More 

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West Point, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Rosewell was a great place for me to create a plein air painting. Using pastels and a new en plein air easel, I created a painting of the fascinating ruins. These ruins are situated in a well-groomed lawn setting, and a nearby gift shop offers lots of books with history of the area.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Rosewell Ruins is a fun unusual place that is not the typical old south mansion you may have been to so many times with the lawn and re-creation of home furnishings or restorations of authentic real old home that are from the glory days past.....This is one place that has fallen on hard times and has some real history too.... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

As a Gloucester resident I am saddened by a few of the reviews here. It is a WONDERFUL place to bring your children. There is a huge open space with large trees and even picnic tables if you'd like to bring a lunch. The path to the ice house is very clear and safe, I have seen elderly people making... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The visitors center had a lot of great information and the lady working there was very nice and helpful. The road from the visitor's center to the ruins was in too bad a shape for my low sports car to go down it.

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Bristol, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We were so pleased to take the tour of Rosewell Ruins. We were given a wonderful overview about the plantation by Katrina, our tour guide at the Visitors Center. While there is not a lot to see of the ruins, plan to spend some time at the Visitors Center studying the paintings and drawings, and see the replica of Rosewell... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We stopped here on our way from Williamsburg to Chincoteague. Kind of an eerie place, yet fascinating. Nice movie at the visitor center, and an informative talk by the guide at the center.

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Rosewell is a burned out shell of a mansion from long ago. The history of the house and area is just now being recognized. So if you enjoy history like I do then this will be your cup of tea. It offers so much that i did not know about and can't wait to go back again. For $4 its... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Rosewell is quite unique in the fact that it is a site of maintained ruins versus a building one could walk through. Amazing history involved with this site and my wife and I have visited on a couple of occasions. However, our latest visit was a ghost walk back in October. It was very enjoyable and some of the stories... More 

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Gloucester, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Rosewell plantation is a great place to visit but there is misleading and conflicting info out there about how it is currently operating. We live right next to Rosewell and went there today with our kids. There may not have always been a fee to enter but the posted fees are currently $4.00 per adult and $2.00 for kids 12... More 

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