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Rosewell Ruins

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Address: Old Rosewell Lane, Off State Route 644, Gloucester, VA 23061
Phone Number: 804-693-2585
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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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Off The Beaten Path

Old home site of two time Governor of Virginia, Thomas Page.... The ruins are pretty cool looking... This overlooks the York river... The visitor center has some very interesting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2016
Barbara M
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Cobbs Creek, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Our guide, Katrina was fantastic. She was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Our brief tour began with a introduction to Rosewell history and a short video. The small fee of $4 per person was extremely reasonable. Then our family drove directly to the ruins. They were beautiful. We took some amazing photos as well.

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Cobbs Creek, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Old home site of two time Governor of Virginia, Thomas Page.... The ruins are pretty cool looking... This overlooks the York river... The visitor center has some very interesting facts about the page family and the house.. The volunteer working at the center was a bit long winded, but obviously liked his job and knew the history .. This house... More 

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Crestview, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

When you go to the visitors center, you can watch a video about Rosewell. How it came to be and the changes it went through over the years. The documentation in the center tells a story of the affluent Era where this dwelling began and how each new owner made Rosewell their own with changes to the architecture of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

The visitors center offers a little video of the history of this house. You can drive out and walk around the grounds. Also near the river

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Delmar, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

I by chance came across the Ruins I believe in a Gloucester brochure I picked up at the hotel. I love history and things like this so I added it to our list. It was off the beaten path but I love those type of things. When you get back there you have to stop at the visitor center first... More 

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Gloucester, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

Amazing to think of what once was...great place to find out a little local history and enjoy an afternoon.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

I have been familiar with Rosewell for many years, even before it was open for tours. This is a ruin which is being preserved. The burned out shell of the former mansion is a beautiful and haunting place to visit. It is off the beaten path and can be difficult to locate.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

I love snooping around historical sites. Found this by accident and sometimes that's the best way. Had fun, informative and relaxing.

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Hard to find, but worth the visit for the historical perspective. The site itself is a little sparse, but start with the visitor center. Very helpful and pleasant staff.

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Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

This was very interesting to learn about one of Virginia's first families and how they lived. It is a shame the house could not be rebuilt as it would be a beautiful thing to see but too costly to rebuild. It really was a major building for it's day. It is amazing how the four chimney towers remain as centennials... More 

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