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)


Slavery in the Colonial Chesapeake
by David Brion Davis

One of the best books about slavery in the Tidewater region

Civil War Slavery at Rosewell Writings

from the recollections of Anna Maria Dandridge Yeatman, granddaugther of Josiah Deans, owner of Rosewell  - 1853 to 1881

Christmas Season During Slavery Times 

Primary documents from the 1861 journal of Frederick Olmsted

Soul on Rice 

African influences on American cooking

Plantation Row 

Slave Cabin cooking - the roots of Soul Food


Rosewell Gloucester County Baseball Caps* 

3 colors - gray, brown, beige

Rosewell coolie cups*

A great way to handle your hot or cold beverages

Rosewell Polo and Tee Shirts*
COLORS  -  Light Blue, Heather Grey, Charcoal, Pink, Black, and White Sizes S - XXL


Vanishing History, Ruins in Virginia
by Dr. Henry Browne
Several dozen ruined structures from across the Commonwealth of VA are featured.

The Visitors Center Gift Shop 

The Kin Patch ​by Page Laubach Warden 
Traces the genealogy of 29 Virginia families

Genealogy of the Page Family

by Richard Channing Moore Page, MD
Includes the Nelson, Walker, Pendleton, and Randolph families

Leonora and the Ghost *

A true ghost tale written by Lucy Burwell Page Saunders, the last child of Governor John Page

Discovering Rosewell *

A historical, architectural, and archaeological overview of Rosewell

Rosewell Build it Yourself Kits* 

An easy and educational craft project for ages 8 and up


Colonial Spices and Herbs​
At the Table in Colonial America 1700 - 1776
Early American Cookery
Colonial Sweets and Spirits
Refreshments Now and Then
The Good Land - Native American cooking
Colonial Christmas Cooking
Confederate Home Cooking
Civil War Plants and Herbs
​Colonial Spices and Herbs


Archeologist Dig for Clues
Join a group of young historians as they dig their way to discovering history. Full of activities for learning how we know what we know about the past.

Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt
Clara, a slave and a seamstress on Home Plantation knows that the Underground Railroad can lead her to freedom. The only problem is, how to find it? Read how Clara solves the mystery in this award-winning book.

The Dirty, Smelly Colonies
The early settlers lived in unimaginable conditions. Can you believe that the barber not only cut hair but also pulled teeth? Or imagine eating stale crackers full of maggots - DISGUSTING! It's all in this book.

Virginia Waterways and the Underground Railroad
by Dr. Cassandra Newby-Alexander. Acts of self-emancipation for the enslaved were aided by Virginia waterways, which became part of the Underground Railroad before the Civil War.