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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
Justin, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 12 November 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 7 November 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 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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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

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank sharongA6215VI
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: May 2018
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

Date of experience: October 2017
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