Tours

Historic House Tour

A guided tour of the 15-room federal-era plantation home examines life on the antebellum plantation, as well as the architecture and decorative arts in the restored house museum. Allow one hour for your tour, plus additional time to see the gardens on your own.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: At this time, we are only accepting CASH and CHECKS. We cannot accept credit cards due to technological difficulties. Please be patient with us as we try to remedy this situation. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Three Ways to Visit:

  1. Drop-in tours require no advance reservation. Simply purchase admission prior to tour time at the Weisiger Welcome Center behind the home. We suggest you arrive 15 minutes prior to your selected tour time in order to check-in and allow tours to begin promptly. Tours are Thursday – Sunday at 1:30 & 3:00. Tour times and availability may vary due to events at Historic Rosedale.  Please check our calendar to ensure the date you want to tour is available. Drop-In Tour Admission is: $10 adults, $8 K-12, 65+, and AAA card holders, Plus NC sales tax of 7.25%. Children 5 and under are free.
  2. Tours by appointment:  You can schedule a tour at a non-standard time by emailing admin@historicrosedale.org at least one week in advance. Admission $15 per person, plus tax, no discounts.
  3. Group tours by appointment: Schedule a tour for your group of 15 or more by emailing roseedu@historicrosedale.org at least one month in advance. Admission $8 per person, plus tax.

Historic Garden Tour

Two Ways to Visit:

  1. Garden tours are given seasonally from April 15 to September 30.  Tours are only on Fridays at 12:30pm. Drop-in tours require no advance reservation. Simply purchase admission prior to tour time at the Weisiger Welcome Center behind the home. We suggest you arrive 15 minutes prior to your selected tour time in order to check-in and allow tours to begin promptly. Tour times and availability may vary due to events at Historic Rosedale. Please check our calendar to ensure the date you want to tour is available. Drop-In Tour Admission is: $10 adults, $8 K-12, 65+, and AAA card holders, Plus NC sales tax of 7.25%. We offer a “Combination Ticket” for $15 (plus tax) which allows you to take a 12:30 Garden tour followed by a 1:30 House Tour.
  2. Group tours by appointment: Schedule a tour for your group of 15 or more by emailing admin@historicrosedale.org at least one month in advance. Admission $8 per person, plus tax. Please Note:  Due to staff schedules, Historic Rosedale may not be able to accommodate visitors without an appointment at times other than scheduled drop-in tours.

Other Tour Information

  • All tours are guided by experienced docents.
  • There are additional seasonal house tours.  Please check our calendar.
  • On weekends, the gate opens 30 minutes before the first tour.
  • Please note that Historic Rosedale is closed on Monday.
  • There is no smoking or vaping allowed anywhere on the Historic Rosedale property.
  • Photography is prohibited inside the house.