Calling all Local Vendors!
Don't miss out on this opportunity to partake in a revamped Family Festival!
Wedding Bells are Ringing at Rosedale!
Come Celebrate! Free Pony Rides, Raptor Center Presentation, Crafts to Make, Scavenger Hunt, Carolina's Best Artisans: Potters, Wood Turners, Quilters, Jewelry Makers
Rosedale Celebrates 200 Years!
The house is the oldest surviving frame home in the city. Built by Archibald Frew in 1815!
Help Support Rosedale!
We couldn't do it without you! Your Donations help us preserve the rich history of the Queen City! CLICK HERE to Donate to Rosedale
Historic Rosedale Plantation
With affordable rates, this antebellum setting promises a beautiful and memorable experience that fits your budget. CLICK HERE to contact us and start planning
Perfect intimate setting for your Charlotte Wedding
Our manicured garden grounds area provide natural scenery for the perfect southern outdoor wedding ceremonies, photos and garden wedding receptions. CLICK HERE to learn more.
Come Visit us for a Historical Tour!
Tours for drop-in visitors are Thursday through Sunday beginning at 1:30 and 3:00 pm. Trained docents conduct the tours. CLICK HERE to learn more and schedule your visit.
We're all about the Kids: Nature Trail & Treasure Tree Hunt?
Visit Historic Rosedale and join in our Treasure Tree Leaf Hunt! Rosedale has six trees on the property designated by the state or county as historic treasures. CLICK HERE to learn more!
Show your Support | Reap the Rewards!
We invite you to participate in this most American of causes through membership or by making a simple donation. Enjoy special privileges, discounts, and benefits by becoming a member. CLICK HERE to learn more.
A Different Venue | Plantation Basement
Perfect for your next Charlotte event. Charleston style brick floor, field stone walls and oversize original wood beams. Reserve for your day event or just $65! CLICK HERE for more.
The Perfect Picnic Backdrop
This picturesque picnic area is centered around the majestic Swamp Chestnut Oak Tree which was transported in 1894 by means of a burlap bag as a gift to The Caldwell Family. This tree is one of a kind. CLICK HERE to learn more.
Smith at Rosedale: Reconstructed Blacksmith Shop
The reconstructed blacksmith shop will depict the art and craft of blacksmithing as practiced in the 19th century. We need your help! CLICK HERE to learn more.
Attention Teachers: School Tours & Programs
Children of today are learning about the lives of yesterday’s children through a unique new program at Historic Rosedale. CLICK HERE to learn more.
Volunteering with Purpose
Satisfy your fascination with the past by sharing history with the community at beautiful ante-bellum Rosedale Plantation! Here's a chance to work in a setting steeped in Charlotte history. CLICK HERE to get involved.
Come discover the wonders of Frew's Folley
Stories of one of Charlotte's oldest homes
Come spend a day of fun at Rosedale
Spend your special day with us
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Free admission & exclusive event invites
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Just minutes away from Uptown Charlotte, University City, and South Charlotte.
Note: Rosedale will be closed for both tours on Saturday, May 11th for a Private Wedding
The Historic Rosedale Plantation is truly the best kept secret in Charlotte. Take pleasure in exquisitely landscaped grounds or be inspired by the timeless grandeur of this home - with its majestic, century-old trees with year-round blooms. Situated on just over 8.5 acres, the plantation is an incomparable backdrop and can accommodate a wide variety of social events. As one of the finest examples of Federal period architecture in North Carolina, Rosedale is noted for its faux grained woodwork and original French wallpaper that survives in three rooms. Should you plan an event, with our affordable rates, this antebellum setting promises a beautiful and memorable experience that fits your budget.
Rosedale was built in 1815 by Archibald Frew, a merchant, postmaster and tax collector. The home was locally known as “Frew’s Folly" because he spared no expense constructing the plantation that became a jewel of the Carolinas. The extravagant 4600 square foot home once sat on 919 acres. Historic Rosedale Plantation is now the glistening focal point of the plantation’s remaining 8.5 acres. The home was owned and occupied by five generations of the family (Frew, Davidson , Caldwell) until it was sold in 1986 A 7-year $1 million restoration began through funding of a private foundation. Restoration, furnishing, and work on the historic gardens are continuing, but today it is possible for the public to have a glimpse into the timeless artistry of Rosedale Plantation.