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The Oyster Roast | 03.26.2017

Historic Rosedale Plantation is reviving her much requested Oyster Roast Fund Raiser on Sunday, March 26, 2017 from 2pm - 5:00pm (rain or shine).

Upcoming Events


Rosedale Spring Cleaning | 04.01.2017

Attention: Collectors, Campers, and other enthusiasts! Join us for the ultimate bargain hunt as Historic Rosedale does her Spring Cleaning.


Easter Egg Hunt | 04.08.2017

Explore our enchanting gardens and wander through our ancient boxwood maze as you and your child hunt for Easter eggs left by the Easter Bunny himself.


Rosedale Garden Tour | 04.08.2017

Join Historic Rosedale for her third annual Garden Tour! This more than 200 year old Plantation house is situated on almost 9 acres of urban green space; but this special Garden Tour is not only of the Rosedale grounds! This year we are collaborating with the Botanical Garden at UNC Charlotte to bring you a new and unique garden experience.


Hats Off To Mom | 05.11.2017

Thursday, Friday, & Sunday: May 11, 12, & 14

Join us for a special look at hats & headwear through the ages. Our plantation house has seen over 200 years of history and so many different styles & trends have come and gone.


Rosedale Adventure Camps | 06.16.2017

Come for 1 day or for all 4!


Paranormal Grounds Investigation | 06.17.2017

Friday & Saturday, June 16 & 17
Join professional ghost hunters as they take groups of no more than 20 guests through the grounds of Rosedale’s 200 year old plantation, and attempt contact with the beyond.

Past Events


Rosedale, Built by the Books | 03.25.2017

Join us for an unforgettable evening as we welcome Calder Loth, world-renowned architectural historian, to Rosedale for one night only.


They Do Make Them Like They Used To | 03.25.2017

Join skilled artisans as they reveal trades secrets & teach current methods during this day of hands-on demonstrations.


Forging Ahead: Smithy | 02.25.2017

February is Black History Month. It is a time to look back at the heritage of slavery in our nation,
and celebrate the achievements of African Americans in our community.


Prune Your Plants For a Bigger Yield | 02.25.2017

How does pruning help? Botanist, Dr. Mellichamp will demonstrate how proper pruning increases flower production


Big Backyard Bird Count | 02.18.2017

Historic Rosedale is a registered site for the 2016 Big Backyard Bird Count this year and we welcome anyone who would like to participate in this highly recognized Audubon event


Connect with Culture Day | 01.28.2017

Join in the fun and explore diverse arts, science and history experiences across Charlotte-Mecklenburg for FREE.


Greenery Workshop Dec. 10th | 12.10.2016

This could be the most fun you have all holiday season!

We will talk about many types of greenery for the holidays, and you will make and take home a nice bowl of greenery that should last through the season.


Celtic Music Christmas | 12.03.2016

Join us this holiday season for an afternoon of wonder and merriment as we celebrate this home now known as Historic Rosedale Plantation. The oldest frame house in charlotte is well known for having Scotch-Irish roots.


The Harvest Table Decorations | 11.19.2016

In this interactive workshop we provide the materials and the teacher, our Garden Curator. 


The Spirits of Rosedale Plantation - Oct 29th | 10.29.2016

Join us this Halloween as the Spirits of the Rosedale Plantation come back to life! Meet spirits bound to the plantation because of tragic epidemics, insanity, greed, and even the hope for freedom on the Underground Railroad.


The Spirits of Rosedale Plantation - Oct 28th | 10.28.2016

Join us this Halloween as the Spirits of Historic Rosedale Plantation come back to life. Discover why, even today, they remain in this 200 year-old plantation.


Midnight in the Garden | 10.22.2016

Is it good, or evil? You decide!


Paranormal House Investigation | 10.22.2016

Join professional ghost hunters as they take no more than 8 guests through the 4 floor, 200 year old plantation house, now known as Rosedale and attempt contact with the beyond.


The Feast of the Hunter’s Moon Antebellum Dinner | 10.15.2016

“The Feast of the Hunter’s Moon” celebrates agrarian life and has adopted the Native American name for the full moon closest to the Harvest Moon. 


Thank You Note Tea Party | 06.04.2016

Teach your child to be thoughtful and considerate through the lost art of handwritten thank you notes.


Lunch & Learn: The Uncommon Bond of Julia & Rose | 03.30.2016

Ann Williams will be joining us in the basement kitchen of our 200 year old plantation house to talk about her new book


Forging Ahead | 02.27.2016

February is Black History Month. It is a time to look back at the heritage of slavery in our nation, and the enslaved history in our own region. 


Christmas Candlelight Dec. 6th | 12.06.2015

Come to Historic Rosedale Plantation as we showcase the 1815 home by candlelight.


Scottish Heritage Christmas | 12.05.2015

December 5th and 6th

This Christmas season as Rosedale celebrates her bicentennial year we are tying in our Scottish heritage of those who founded this magnificent home and will be celebrating our Scottish roots.


Greenery Workshop Dec. 5th | 12.05.2015

This could be the most fun you have all holiday season!
We will talk about many types of greenery for the holidays, and you will make and take home a nice bowl of greenery that should last through the season.


Bulb Planting Class | 11.07.2015

Join our garden curator as he teaches us the how's, when's and where's of planting bulbs.


The Spirits of Rosedale Plantation - Oct 31st | 10.31.2015

Join us this Halloween as the Spirits of the Rosedale Plantation come back to life! Meet spirits bound to the plantation because of tragic epidemics, insanity, greed, and even the hope for freedom on the Underground Railroad.


Rosedale Spirit Walk | 10.31.2015

This is a special Halloween program for our younger visitors. Best for children under 10, but of course parents are welcome to join in.


Fairy Camp | 08.14.2015

Have your wee ones visit Historic Rosedale for this unique half day camp. This is a great opportunity to explore our urban shire and hunt for fairies that hide all around.


Diggin' with Dad | 06.21.2015

This Father’s Day join us for an event that dads of all ages will love. Learn about archaeology, dig for artifacts on the grounds of our 200 year old plantation.


Felicity's Tea Party | 06.06.2015

Join Felicity from the American Girl series in Rosedale Plantation’s unique English basement kitchen for a tea party.


Lunch & Learn Series: Carolina Artisans 1780 - 1850 | 05.27.2015

Bring your lunch and enjoy an informative lecture by Wade Fairey, former director of Historic Brattonsville and current developer of Roots and Recall.


Civil War in Charlotte: The End of The Confederacy | 04.18.2015

Saturday April 18, 2015 9:30am - 4pm
Sunday April 19, 2015 11am - 4pm

Join us for Civil War Living History at Historic Rosedale Plantation as we bring to life the the last days of the Confederacy April 1865.


Lunch & Learn Series: Master and Slave | 02.21.2015

“Master and Slave” will be an educational Lunch and Learn on southern cultural heritage and the psychology of the slave owner presented by H.D. Kirkpatrick, Ph.D., ABPP, a forensic psychologist.


Living History: The Voice of Poor Whites: The Trial of Lunsford Lane | 02.07.2015

“The Voice of Poor Whites: The Trial of Lunsford Lane” will be a living history program presented by Master Docent Ronnie Schumann of New Orleans, LA (PhD candidate; University of South Carolina)


Visions of Christmas | 12.07.2014

Children and the young at heart wear your coziest Christmas pajamas to Rosedale as you re-imagine a simpler Christmas time.


Midnight in the Garden - Nov. 1st | 11.01.2014

Hear the real tales and ghost stories of encounters and experiences of staff and volunteers since 2006.


Paranormal Encounter - Nov. 1st | 11.01.2014

Join the Charlotte Area Paranormal Society as they investigate "the other side"


Paranormal Encounter - Oct. 31st | 10.31.2014

Join the Charlotte Area Paranormal Society as they investigate "the other side" 


Lunch & Learn Series: A New Path to Health: Microgreens | 10.22.2014

Presented by: Thomas Andollina-Mueller- owner of Lila’s Garden


Fall is for Planting | 09.27.2014

Come join in on a class about fall planting. This is the first of many classes to come from our new garden curator Jeff Drum.


Lunch & Learn Series: Cotton Program | 09.24.2014

Learn about the most important cash crop of the 19th century and how it influenced the history of America, especially the South.


Mother's Day Tea | 05.03.2014

Join us for Mother’s Day Tea and a presentation of “How to Dress a Lady- from Pantaloons to Petticoats.” in the formal gardens of the 200 year old plantation home.


Honoring Our Heroes | 03.29.2014

Honoring Our Hereos is Every Weekend in March 2014!

Step back to a time when N. Tryon Street was only recently paved, North Charlotte hummed with textile mills and Rosedale was still a large working farm.


Bob Rogers, Author of First Dark Signing! | 03.08.2014

Bob Rogers, author of First Dark: A Buffalo Soldier’s Story will be on hand to sign copies of his newest book


Baxter's Bash | 02.26.2014

Party is back on for the 26th!


Unheard Voices: Nat Caldwell | 02.22.2014

Charlotte’s local history was shaped by the unheard voices and unacknowledged contributors of it’s enslaved population.


Victorian Funeral | 10.05.2013

Saturday October 5 and Sunday October 6

Sickness has hit the plantation! Join us at Historic Rosedale and pay your respects to the Caldwell Family and the members of the enslaved community as they bury their loved ones.


American Girl Mini Camp | 06.19.2013

Spend time at Rosedale living as your favorite American Girl as we learn how children lived in Rosedale from the colonial days, to more modern times.


A Victorian Wedding | 06.01.2013

June 1st & 2nd!
Wedding bells are ringing at Rosedale as the Caldwell family prepares the home for a wedding. Miss Sarah Jane Caldwell will marry George Donnell.


Family Festival 2013 | 05.18.2013

The festival will include a variety of vendors and some of North Carolina's best artisans including potters, wood turners, quilters, jewelry makers and other artists.


The Great Backyard Bird Count | 02.15.2013

Historic Rosedale Plantation is participating in the annual Audubon Society Great Backyard Bird Count beginning February 15, 2013.


"The Great Migration" : A First-Hand Account | 02.09.2013

Historic Rosedale board mem-ber Barbara Jackson will share her family’s journey of migra-tion from the Jim Crow south to the north.


Alfred's Voice: The American Dream | 02.02.2013

Seen as the weakest link in the southern economy, poor and land-less white farmers fought to gain their voice in a Society where they fared the worst.


Honoring our Hereos | 12.09.2012

November 10 - December 9, 2012
Regular Tour Schedule, Thurs-Sun: 1:30 and 3pm.


Spirit Encounter -Oct 31 | 10.31.2012

An intimate tour inside the completely darkened 200 year old home...


Ghost Walk on the Grounds- Oct. 31 | 10.31.2012

Guests will be greeted under the Swamp Chestnut Oak in the back of the property where your tour will begin.


Midnight in the House | 10.27.2012

The Witching Hour...11pm to 1am.


Ghost Walk on the Grounds- Oct. 27 | 10.27.2012

Saturday night October 27th at 6:00pm and 8:00pm rain or shine. Come get scared straight!


Relish Carolina: An Evening at a Southern Plantation | 07.12.2012

Reserve your spot at the 160 foot farm table which will canvas the bountiful garden and grounds of Historic Rosedale Plantation. This benefit dinner will be prepared by Chef John Cornely and will be served family style.


Special Patron's Breakfast | 05.12.2012

Join us before our annual Arts Festival for our Special Patron's Breakfast


Arts Festival | 05.12.2012

Historic Rosedale presents its annual Arts Festival featuring the Carolina’s best artisans including potters, wood turners, jewelry makers and craftsmen from both Carolinas.


Celebrating Camellias | 03.10.2012

Celebrate Camellias at Historic Rosedale – this is the peak of Camellia season. 2 opportunities


TTHSS: Victorian Boys' and Girls' life | 11.02.2011

no ipods, internet, or dvds....what did they do?


Midnight at the House Tour | 10.31.2011

Explore the grounds and house with the Charlotte Paranormal Society and see what a real ghost hunt with scientific equipment recorded at Rosedale in July.