Rosewell Plantation

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This 1725 mansion is said to be a hotspot for ghostly goings-on. Gutted by fire in 1916, the ruins were donated to the Gloucester Historical Society by its last owners and the site is now open to visitors several days a week. The four chimneys and the east wall remain, as well as some of the other walls.

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    Geographic Information

    Rosewell Plantation Rd.
    Roswell, VA
    United States

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    37.32789357728598, -76.57614021534425
    Gloucester County, Virginia
    Nearest Towns:
    Gloucester Courthouse, VA (6.3 mi.)
    Gloucester Point, VA (6.7 mi.)
    Yorktown, VA (7.2 mi.)
    Williamsburg, VA (8.2 mi.)
    Scotland, VA (15.3 mi.)
    Mathews, VA (16.0 mi.)
    York Haven Anchorage, VA (16.5 mi.)
    West Point, VA (18.5 mi.)
    Rushmere, VA (18.9 mi.)
    Poquoson, VA (19.0 mi.)


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    1. I’ve seen orbs and white mist there years back also during the daytime me and several other people could hear what sounded like distant screams coming from behind the mansion temperature also dropped significally whenever the white mist formed

    2. I am a direct descendant of the page family and I would like to see if I could investigate the plantation at night and was wondering who and how to gain permission to do so… Any help would be appreciated

    3. In the 1960s my friends and I would find our way to the house I’m so happy to see that they’re taking care of it now we had some spooky things happen to us out there and I’m really happy to see that theymoved the cemetery

    4. I am a descendant of the Page family. when I went there last year I Heard a musket gun go off just as clear as a bell and a beautiful yellow butterfly followed me and my sister through the ruins.

    5. I got pics of mists on one trip. an don another with friends got an couple of evp’s. One was of a girls voice saying ‘don’t be dumb’.. Another was kind of a type of whimpering. Wish they would allow night time investigations though.

    6. me and three friends spent the night there in 1971 we had a strange experience in the old graveyard I believe in the supernatural now because of my experience that night I did not know anything about ghosts or the history before that night

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