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Come & Visit- Year Round!

Property is closed on Monday.
House Tours are Thursday-Sunday at 1:30 & 3:00 pm. Home only accessible with tour.
Additional Tours April 18-September 26:
Garden Tour Wednesday at 12:30 & House Tour at 1:30 as well as 11:00 AM House Tour on Saturday

Please click the tours button in the green box above for the most accurate information.
Gate opens 30 minutes before first tour on weekends.

No reservations needed for regular tours.
Reservations are only required for odd times, groups over 12, and some special events.

Grounds are open & free to the public when gates are open.
Generally, Tuesday-Friday 10-4 & Saturday-Sunday 1-4.

8/26/18 - Last Day of Temporary Exhibit

Just minutes away from Uptown Charlotte, University City, and South Charlotte.

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.