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Rosewell Ruins

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The Rosewell ruins, and their surrounding gardens and woodlands, attract many species of birds and butterflies. During summer, wild turkeys strut through the gardens, wood thrushes carol in the deep woods, and the trees around the ruins are alive with an assortment of woodland birds. Bald eagles and several species of hawks also frequent the site.


Physical Address: 5113 Old Rosewell Plantation Road, Gloucester, VA 23061

From the Cappahosic Beach Boat Landing, return to the intersection of Rt. 618/Cappahosic Road and Rt. 614/Hickory Fork Road. Turn right on Rt. 614 and drive 3.6 miles to Rt. 632/Aberdeen Creek Road. Turn right and proceed 2.0 miles to a fork. Bear left on Rt. 644 and continue 0.2 miles on Plantation Road to Rosewell Lane. Turn left and drive 0.2 miles to the visitor center on the left. The ruins are a bit further down the entrance road.

Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: (804) 693-2585 rosewell@inna.net
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  • Access: Fee, Open mid-May through October, closed on Mondays.

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