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An historic oasis near downtown Charlotte

The beautifully landscaped grounds and home at Rosedale Historic Plantation
The beautifully landscaped grounds and home at Rosedale Historic Plantation

Nestled on a beautiful wooded lot, just a few miles from Uptown Charlotte, Historic Rosedale Plantation is touted as "Charlotte's Best Kept Secret." Whether you plan on visiting this Charlotte gem alone or with your family, there will definitely be something to please everyone. Plus, you can even arrange to hold your own wedding or special event on the grounds! Check out their website, for more info on the history of this gorgeous location and get the info you need to plan a visit of your own.

The property has survived the last two hundred years in remarkable condition; visitors are still able to see some of the original French wallpaper and stroll through the period-inspired gardens! In addition to weekly tours (available on a drop-in basis Thursdays-Sundays at 1:30 and 3:00) Rosedale features a wide array of special events, like their "Unheard Voices" series, Victorian Wedding and Funeral events, an American Girl mini camp, Civil War re-enactments, and Halloween "Ghost Walks."

Rosedale was originally built by Archibald Frew in the early nineteenth century and was known as "Frew's Folly" to locals. Under Frew's nephew-in-law, Dr. David Caldwell, the plantation was home to enslaved blacksmiths, local school boarders, and Dr. Caldwell's own large family. The site strives to highlight the histories of all these inhabitants, as well as educating visitors about local and regional history.

Make sure to check out the events calendar for the latest activities the staff have put together!