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Rosewell reopens for the 2024 season

The Fairfield Foundation has reopened the Rosewell Ruins and Visitor Center for the 2024 season. The historic site will open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and noon-4 p.m. Sundays through October.

Since Rosewell came under Fairfield’s management and preservation umbrella last spring, the archaeology and historic preservation organization’s priorities have been listening to community ideas for interpretation and researching grant opportunities for critical funds to preserve the impressive structure, reported development officer Sara E. Lewis.

Built by English craftsmen and enslaved laborers in the 1720s and 1730s, Rosewell was the largest private dwelling in colonial Virginia with approximately 12,000 square feet, three floors over a high English basement, and 17 fireplaces. It stood as a….

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