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Rosewell Ruins

Address: Old Rosewell Lane, Off State Route 644, Gloucester, VA 23061
Phone Number: 804-693-2585
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Ranked #2 of 4 Attractions in Gloucester
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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  • English first
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English first
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60 reviews 60 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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Gloucester, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great place to visit and take in the history. Go during October and enjoy the Haunted Trails and ghost stories

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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112 reviews 112 reviews
85 attraction reviews
572 helpful votes 572 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Rosewell is the ruin of an old house that burnt down in the early 1900s. The visitor's center has a good display and short movie about the property's history. You drive to the ruin from the visitor center. You have the freedom to walk around and explore yourself. There is also a wooded trail to the old ice house site.... More 

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Very incorrect information in previous reviews, complaining the State of Virginia is charging $4.00 to enter this site...wow, the person was completely wrong and apparently did not even listen to the very complete explanation which was given at the site itself. So ignore this review. In fact, the site is fantastic, the historical explanations excellent, the gift shop fun and... More 

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Tidewater, VA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I enjoyed looking at the ruins -- actually, more intact than I had imagined. The info posted at the site is helpful.

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Monroe, Michigan
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Went to see this attraction only to find out it doesn't open back up until April 1st. After reading signs on the visitors center they charge $4 per adult and $2 for children. It's a burned out shell of a house why is the state of VA charging? There's no upkeep. oh wait you built a visitors center and now... More 

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Gloucester, Virginia
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171 reviews 171 reviews
39 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Have been there several times but mainly to plant and restore the landscape. It is very erie and haunting. I really don't know the history. Just that we volunteered to clear out a lot of bush and help make it more presentable to visitors. There is a book about haunted places in Gloucester wonder if this is one of them.

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Bethesda, Maryland
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We just like beautiful ruins. There is a visitor's center where you stop first. A video is presented. You can get from them a paper and take yourself on a self-guided tour of the ruins. If the weather is nice it's a good place to have a picnic under the shade trees.

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Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina, United States
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

I had not been back to Rosewell in many years. A lot of changes have been made to the grounds which were filled with brambles years ago. The ruins have been shored up and stabilized. The grounds are mowed. And there is a path to Carter's Creek. If you like colonial history, don't miss visiting. The ruins are quite haunting,... More 

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