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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 18 August 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 20 June 2018
Sharon G
Justin, Texas
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Old Rosewell Lane, Off State Route 644, VA 23061
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Reviewed 20 August 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

Thank Robin D
Reviewed 18 August 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

Thank Zoey1996
Reviewed 15 August 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

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Reviewed 20 June 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

2  Thank Sharon G
Reviewed 11 June 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 12 May 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 10 October 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 7 October 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 2 October 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 7 September 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
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