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Rosewell Ruins

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Fine example of a plantation mansion

We visited recently during the week. It's a bit out of the way, but well worth the drive. The... read more

Reviewed August 18, 2018
Williamsburg, Virginia

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

Reviewed June 20, 2018
Justin, Texas
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Old Rosewell Lane, Off State Route 644, VA 23061
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Reviewed January 6, 2019

Take the time to visit historic Rosewell Ruins! Walk the grounds where our founding fathers and patriots forged a nation like no other. There is a nominal admission fee, but well worth it!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank BWG_GloVa
Reviewed November 11, 2018

My daughter and I visited Rosewell while searching our family history. We spent several hours there and felt an attachment to the land. This beautiful home was built by my 6th Great Grandfather. Placing our hands on the bricks and standing on the grounds seemed...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

What a great place to see, beautiful grounds and the history is very well documented. Great to take a Sunday drive to see this place

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank katz4catz
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

The Rosewell Plantation Ruins Self-Guided Tour is worth the $6 adult admission. The tour begins with a film explaining interesting historical facts and figures. Members of the staff are knowledgeable and eager to answer questions concerning the historical and archeological treasures on display in the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Robin D
Reviewed August 18, 2018

We visited recently during the week. It's a bit out of the way, but well worth the drive. The Visitors Center shows a film with history of the mansion, and aerial (drone) views of the place. The gentleman on duty knew a lot about the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Zoey1996
Reviewed August 15, 2018

My wife and I love to visit American history...plantation houses, antebellum ruins, cemeteries, battlefields, museums, antique stores, churches, even old covered bridges and abandoned canals, furnaces and mills. Rosewell Ruins near Gloucester, Virginia, is one of the most fascinating sites we have ever visited, like...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 20, 2018 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

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank sharongA6215VI
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: May 2018
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

Date of experience: October 2017
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Stagecoach Flea Market/Rosewell Ruins (4 Replies)
Has anyone been to the Stagecoach Flea Market lately? Are there lots of venders? Was it worth it? We'll be in the neighborhood anyway. Are there signs posted on the way to the Rosewell Ruins? Is there usually people there? Thanks!!
August 09, 2010|
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Mary, the last time I was over by the Stagecoach Flea Market, it did not look like many vendors were set up there. It even looked rundown and not in use. Weekends could be busier but I have not been over that way for awhile. You can go to Rosewll.org for info on the ruins off Rt, 644.