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Rosewell Ruins

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We tried to view this old plantation on a Monday not realizing that it is closed on this day. We... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sharon G
Justin, Texas
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Wonderful history

While there is a small fee to visit the ruins, but found it worth it. First stop is the visitor... read more

Reviewed June 11, 2018
Gloria S
Englewood, Colorado
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Old Rosewell Lane, Off State Route 644, VA 23061
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We tried to view this old plantation on a Monday not realizing that it is closed on this day. We returned on Tuesday and did not regret our decision. The tour guide at the welcome center showed us a short video and then spoke about...More

1  Thank Sharon G
Reviewed June 11, 2018

While there is a small fee to visit the ruins, but found it worth it. First stop is the visitor center. There you can view a short video on the ruins and recieve information on the building of the mansion. Also in the center are...More

Thank Gloria S
Reviewed May 12, 2018

A visit to this fascinating site really helps you imagine what life was like for the fabulously wealthy in colonial times. Our docent, Mac, was a trove of information regarding the ruins, the families that successively owned the plantation, the historical context, and the history...More

Thank Dennis M
Reviewed October 10, 2017

This was a little hard to find, and no clear signs to get there. You must visit the welcome center to pay $6.00 to gain entrance. Then proceed to the ruins. Rutted road with mound of grass in middle so we had to remain in...More

Thank flinhir
Reviewed October 6, 2017 via mobile

My husband loves everything history so I thought visit to ruins would be perfect for him and it was. Visitor center provided video explaining about ruins and lady at the counter (sorry for not remembering her name, she is very knowledgeable and super nice) have...More

Thank Julia B
Reviewed October 2, 2017

The mansion is stark looking and a little eerie in appearance now. It is a rare glimpse into the splendor that was here. No interpreter was on hand to guide us.

Thank Oldmoviefan
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

This was a great visit. It is a landmark that Gloucester, Virginia, and the nation can be proud. Would love to see it restored to its original granduer. The story about this site is truly interesting.

Thank 433normanh
Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

While staying close by we decided to visit. We were the only ones there. The volunteer still gave us alot of information after the video. We drove to the site and were free to walk around and stay as long as we wanted. Saw everything...More

Thank Judy R
Reviewed July 15, 2017 via mobile

This place needs to be preserved. I hope the caretakers can figure out a way to add back all the piles of original bricks back to the building. A reproduction of a formal garden woulld be a great addition.

1  Thank scald
Reviewed July 8, 2017

Obviously you have to come to Rosewell with the right expectations; it is the ruins of a plantation, not an intact plantation. With that in mine, it is well worth the trip. The visitor center has a short video and some displays/artifacts that do a...More

Thank Zach F
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