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Rosewell Plantation Ruins

Rosewell Plantation Ruins

Gloucester Courthouse, Virginia
23061 USA

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Gloucester, VA is home to one of the most haunted places in the state, Rosewell Plantation. Come Explore its spooky menu and other offerings with Haunted Journeys. 

The History

The Georgian-style plantation house with a substantial brick frame was built in 1725 on the banks of the York River. It was home for a century to the Page family, known for throwing lavish parties even in the years following the Civil War. 

While the family's tombs were moved to Abingdon Episcopal Church at some point, "the bodies themselves are still buried at Rosewell," reports Kinney. The house burned to the ground in 1916, leaving ruins as they stand tall today. Look closely at the massiveness of what this building used to command, including its 17 fireplaces! 

The Hauntings

Few local sites are more famous for ghost sightings than Gloucester's Rosewell Plantation, for this is certainly a hotbed for ghostly sightings!

A mysterious lady is said to walk the front steps every night. There is another phantom lady that wears a red cloak, seen rushing into (what used to be) the rose garden. There is a small boy who died helping with the original construction. 

Spirits of slaves alleged to have been buried in the cellar walls are also rumored to appear. Minimally you will hear the sounds of working slaves. 

Music can be heard playing, and some apparitions of phantoms that were once guests can be seen descending done invisible stairs.  You may also see boys with lanterns stand where the doorways once were. 

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Date added: Jan/24/2017 | Last time updated: May/20/2020

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