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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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|
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.