Support the preservation of the Rosewell ruins! 

Your gift will be used to support the ongoing care of the Rosewell ruins and Visitor Center, where guests are welcomed to view and learn from archaeological and historical research about this c. 1725-1916 plantation. Funding is particularly needed at this exciting time of transition, as renewed preservation efforts and new programing initiatives are in the works.

 All contributions are tax deductible to the full extent of Internal Revenue Service regulations.

Please send your contribution to:

The Rosewell Foundation P.O. Box 1456  Gloucester, VA 23061

If you would like to extend your impact and commitment to our diverse local outreach programs, please consider in the future becoming an annual member of the Fairfield Foundation. 

Preserving Rosewell for the Future

Rosewell Needs You!

Our volunteers make it possible for us to continue unlocking the trove of historical treasures at the 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 services, and performing maintenance tasks. Your organization, social group, study group or class, or church organization can volunteer and receive valuable community service hours.

Contact Rachel at to get involved!

Rosewell has embarked on its most ambitious fundraising effort to date, seeking to raise significant funds by the 300th anniversary of the mansion 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 bystanders in American history. American history was forged at Rosewell,” James said.

The absolute relevance of Rosewell is fueling the campaign. It has been more than 100 years since the great mansion was ravaged by fire. “The past century has not been kind to this historic treasure. The negative impacts of weathering, 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 fundraising campaign and preservation effort is designed to celebrate this milestone. The Rosewell Board of Directors has established an aggressive preservation and stabilization blueprint which includes extensive masonry repair and archaeology to protect and learn from the Ruins. James added “all that is needed now are the funds to implement and complete the blueprint- this campaign gives the community a prime opportunity to invest in this amazing Gloucester County resource.”

James concludes “no one can do everything, but everyone can do something. Together, we can make a difference and ensure this great ruin is protected for the next 300 years.”

We are excited to announce that the Rosewell Ruins and Visitor Center will open for the 2024 season on Friday, March 29!
Open hours for the 2024 season are Fridays and Saturdays 10 am - 4 pm and Sundays 12 pm - 4 pm. 
(Closed Easter Sunday, March 31 2024)