History: Built in 1725 on the banks of the York River in Gloucester County, VA, Rosewell Mansion's brickwork and architecture have inspired poets and architects from the days of Thomas Jefferson. Rosewell was home to the Page family for more than 100 years. John Page, grandson of the builder, attended William and Mary College with Thomas Jefferson. It is said that Jefferson spent many weekends at the mansion and possibly penned a rough draft of the Declaration of Independence there. Through much of the 18th century and the War Between the States, Rosewell Mansion hosted the areas most posh balls and parties. In 1916 however, fire destroyed the magnificent building to leave behind a sad shell of brick. Today, Rosewell stands as a reminder of the way life was.... and it also serves as a glimpse into the paranormal. Many people have seen linkboys standing at the front door of the ruins. Others have heard harpsichord music... and still others have seen things more menacing. Stay tuned for stories and photos of Rosewell Mansion.
These photos do not contain any paranormal anomalies. These photos are included in order to give an idea of how the mansion looks now. Additional trips are planned to Rosewell with the hopes of encountering something paranormal.
Wine cellar at Rosewell Mansion
Rosewell Mansion in proportion to Bridget and Bill
Rosewell Mansion in Gloucester VA
Please help preserve what is left of this national treasure. To contribute to The Rosewell Foundation, please send your tax deductible gift to:
The Rosewell Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 1456
Gloucester, VA 23061
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