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Address: Old Rosewell Lane, Off State Route 644, Gloucester, VA 23061
Phone Number: 804-693-2585
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Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Wednesday Visit

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
Tom B
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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270 reviews 270 reviews
98 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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18 helpful votes 18 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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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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91 attraction reviews
599 helpful votes 599 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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Virginia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
14 helpful votes 14 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
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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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44 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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