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Historic Rosedale Foundation





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Historic Rosedale, Charlotte’s oldest frame home, was built in 1815 and is an exemplary example of early 19th century architecture in the Carolinas. The home is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and was restored and preserved as a house museum by the Historic Rosedale Foundation. Today, Rosedale strives to serve the community through house museum and garden tours, special events, preservation, and outreach programs. It is their ongoing mission to research, preserve, and present the stories of those who lived and worked at Rosedale, both the Frew, Caldwell, and Davidson families and the African-Americans, enslaved and free.

Open every last Saturday of the month from 12:00 - 3:00 PM.

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Mallar Sinha

a month ago

Paid $5 to walk the grounds which was not really worth it as it had nothing interesting to see unless you are into horticulture. Was not able to see the house which is the main attraction cause they do not give tours on weekdays due to not having the staff, yet we encountered at least 7 members of staff that took our $5 and talked to us about other places to see in Charlotte. We wondered couldn't one of them taken the same 30 minutes they talked to us about other sites to see and given us a tour of the house after we flew all the way from AZ to see it.


Me Me

a month ago

Thank you for the wonderful tour. Dillon was a wealth of knowledge and a fantastic guide.


Gracie Hemphill

5 months ago

On April 21, twenty three of our garden club members enjoyed a wonderful day at Historic Rosedale. The azaleas, iris and dogwoods were in fine form and we saw many lovely native trees and shrubs. Cher and the garden staff were most welcoming, Rosedale is a real treasure. Thanks.


XAvier Garrett

3 months ago

This plantation is more about the trees and gardens on the grounds but we'll worth the look. At time of visiting admission was 5 dollars a person to tour the grounds and 15 dollars for the house tour.


Hadley Mason

10 months ago

We had a fabulous time attending the night ghost tour at Historic Rosedale. The tour was led by the Charlotte Area Paranormal Society who showed us evidence and shared first hand accounts of the experiences they have encountered while on the property. All of the tour guides were great to listen to and exceptionally knowledgeable of the workings of the home. From its completion in the 19th century all they way up to its last private residence in the 1980s. An estate that has seen many changes, over the years and unfortunately just as many deaths created an interesting setting for us to be enlightened with the tales of 19th century living in the Queen City. Because of Covid-19 we were not granted access inside the home. The tour was small to allow for safety and social distancing. That attention to detail was much appreciated. The gardens and grounds were just as beautiful at night as I am sure they are in the day. This was my first time to Rosedale and I cant wait to return for a daytime tour and another ghost tour!

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