Special Halloween Podcast – Haunted Rosewell

It’s hard to argue against Rosewell’s stunning beauty, even after fire and the elements have taken their 100 year toll. The Palladian home is captivating. But beauty is not the only draw that Rosewell boasts. Much has taken place across these grounds, and to many it is as if someone is still trying to tell the living about Rosewell’s storied past. In this special edition, I share just a few of those stories by reading famed Virginia Paranormal Historian, L.B. Taylor’s essay, “The Resplendent Ruins of Rosewell” from his book The Ghosts of Tidewater.


Plan a visit to Rosewell

More from L.B. Taylor Jr.


A few pictures from my 2016 visit to Rosewell Plantation

The infamous cornfield entrance into Rosewell Plantation’s ruins
Rosewell opens up on the visitor’s right side after exiting the cornfield entrance
One can almost hear life taking place from centuries of visitors and inhabitants that came to Rosewell
Few places rival Rosewell, even in her fallen state
Many have claimed to smell odd odors upon reaching Rosewell’s ancient boxwood tree. Some claim to smell maple syrup, while others have smelled smoke, and still others have become sick to their stomach’s after smelling putrid aromas




All photography used on this site is owned and copyrighted by the author unless otherwise noted. The featured image and subsequent images are from my September 2016 visit to Rosewell Plantation.

Music used for this episode – Louis Armstrong and the Mills Brothers,”Carry Me Back to Old Virginia” available on iTunes, and Kevin MacLeod “Vanished” found on Soundcloud.

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