Sunday October 21, 2018
The Rosewell BBQ, Oyster Roast,
and Craft Beer Festival
Sunday April 1st
Rosewell opens for the season
- 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Regular hours are Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm;
Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Admission - $6 ages 12 and up; $4 children ages 6 - 11; under 6 is free.
The Civil War
March 23rd - April 18th
The 19th century of the house once described as "the grandest in Virginia will be featured during March and April as a part of "The Civil War" traveling exhibition, which will be on display at the Visitor's Center. The exhibit explores the era which had one of the greatest impacts in US history.
Drawing upon letters, personal accounts, and images, the exhibition engages visitors in the understanding of how soldiers, presidents, freedmen, and families struggled to address the nature of democracy and citizenship. The exhibition will also examine the extreme human toll of the Civil War, described as the bloodiest in American history.
Gloucester County has an intriguing Civil War history; it was the home of the 21st Regiment of the Virginia Militia. This small, but effective regiment fortified the battery at Gloucester Point which was charged with the task of discouraging Yankee ships from coming up the York River. Gloucester native and Page Family descendant Thomas Jefferson Page held a position of leadership with the 21st Regiment.
The traveling exhibition is on loan from the Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History and will be on display at the Rosewell Visitors Center from March 23rd - April 18th from 10:00 - 4:00pm Tuesday through Sunday. The price of admission for The Civil War is $6 and includes a tour of the Rosewell Plantation Ruins.
Performed in a true story telling format that is great family fun for all ages.
Come and hear the chilling accounts of Leonora and the Ghost,
the Scarlett Lady of Rosewell, the young boy who lights the doorway at night, and much more.
A guide leads you down the old dirt road to the Rosewell ruins by lantern while sharing eerie stories and tales of the
unexplained occurrences of this 18th century Colonial Plantation.
2018 Dates and Times:
Friday Oct 19th & Saturday Oct 20th - 7:00 pm, 8:30 pm & 10:00 pm
Friday Oct 26th & Saturday Oct 27th - 7:00 pm, 8:30 pm & 10:00 pm
Proceeds from the Ghost Tours help support efforts to preserve,
study, and present the historic Rosewell ruin.
(For entertainment purposes only. No ghosts will be harmed during the tours.)
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