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We could all use a few more Friends! All Friends receive unlimited free visits to Rosewell, a subscription to the Rosewell newsletter, advanced information on special events, an annual Friends Day event, and the opportunity to help preserve, protect, and provide public education for the ruins of America's most magnificent home. Plus, your guests receive special "Friends with Benefits" discounted admission rates. Call 804-693-2585 for more information on becoming a Friend of Rosewell
The Rosewell Foundation is a 501 (C) (3) tax exempt organization.
All contributions are tax deductible to the full extent of Internal Revenue regulations.
Please send your contribution to:
The Rosewell Foundation P.O. Box 1456 Gloucester, VA 23061
Rosewell Needs You!
Volunteers supply our lifeblood at the Rosewell Foundation. Our docents make it possible for us to continue unlocking the trove of historical treasures at ruins of what was once America's most magnificent home.
There are many ways you can help, and no experience is needed. All you need is a passion for history and a willingness to help. We welcome anybody interested in guiding tours, fundraising and membership drives, providing in-kind service, and performing administrative tasks. Your organization, social group, study group or class, or church organization can volunteer and receive valuable community service hours.
Docents receive free Rosewell Foundation memberships, and also receive discounts on gift shop purchases and other exclusive offers available only to members.
Contact the Visitors Center (804) 693-2585 for more information.
Rosewell has embarked on its most ambitious fundraising effort to date, with its $3 Million by 300 Campaign, designed to raise three million dollars by the 300th anniversary of Rosewell in 2025. Board President Clayton James explained that the campaign is aimed at the continued preservation and stabilization of the ruins. “With no uncertainty, the Rosewell Plantation Ruins stand today as one of America’s most important historical landmarks. This great mansion and the community of people who lived and worked there were not idle by-standers in American history. American history was forged at Rosewell,” James said.
The absolute relevance of Rosewell is fueling the campaign. James noted that it has been 100 years since the great mansion was ravaged by fire. “The past century has not been kind to this historic treasure. The negative impact of erosion, invasive plant growth, and time are easy to see when visiting Rosewell, and I believe it is the responsibility of this generation to protect the impressive structure that remains. It is our obligation to ensure Rosewell’s stories and lessons can be passed on to many future generations, because we all know that without historic monuments like Rosewell, the world will lose its informed perspective on the difficult lessons learned over the past 300 years” James said
In 2025 Rosewell will celebrate its 300th anniversary. The $3 Million by 300 capital fundraising campaign is designed to celebrate this milestone. The Rosewell Board of Directors has established an aggressive preservation and stabilization campaign, which includes completion of an extensive stabilization plan, along with an architectural blueprint that strategically details how to stabilize and protect the Ruins. James added “all that is needed now are the funds to implement and complete the blueprint, and the $3 Million by 300 initiative is one that gives the community a prime opportunity to invest in this amazing Gloucester County resource.”
James concluded “no one can do everything - not the Board of Directors, or the individual contributors - but everyone can do something. Together, we can make a difference and ensure this great home is protected for the next 300 years.”
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