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Rosewell Ruins

Old Rosewell Lane, Off State Route 644, VA 23061
+1 804-693-2585
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Wonderful history

While there is a small fee to visit the ruins, but found it worth it. First stop is the visitor... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gloria S
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Englewood, Colorado
Stirs the Imagination

A visit to this fascinating site really helps you imagine what life was like for the fabulously... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2018
Dennis M
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Virginia
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  • Average9%
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“short video” (5 reviews)
“visitor center” (12 reviews)
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Old Rosewell Lane, Off State Route 644, VA 23061
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

While staying close by we decided to visit. We were the only ones there. The volunteer still gave us alot of information after the video. We drove to the site and were free to walk around and stay as long as we wanted. Saw everything...More

Thank Judy R
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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

This place needs to be preserved. I hope the caretakers can figure out a way to add back all the piles of original bricks back to the building. A reproduction of a formal garden woulld be a great addition.

1  Thank scald
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

Obviously you have to come to Rosewell with the right expectations; it is the ruins of a plantation, not an intact plantation. With that in mine, it is well worth the trip. The visitor center has a short video and some displays/artifacts that do a...More

Thank Zach F
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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

After a difficult time finding this place, we were greeted with "You folks here for the self guided tour?" That sounded fine. Then, six dollars per adult was expected. I thought that was a little much, so I left. My wife made the mistake of...More

Thank jljnbj
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