Historic Rosedale Charlotte North Caroline

3427 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28206704-335-0325

(Mailing Address: P.O. Box 790004, Charlotte, NC 28206)          

School Tours and Field Trips

Historic Rosedale is happy to host your next field trip! Your class can explore topics and connections to local, state, and U.S. history. We offer a historic and natural setting for all ages to enjoy through the preservation and interpretation of material culture, architecture, and natural landscapes. 

We are here to bring history to life outside of books, television, and the classroom! We are pleased to welcome group field trips year-round.

A typical Field Trip Tour is approximately 2 hours. Please
note Historic Rosedale is open to the public on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10:00 until 3:00.

The Field Trip Leaders will be expected to help the Historic Rosedale staff to keep the group organized, on-track, and
assist with proper conduct.


We have found that groups of up to 100 total, divided into groups of 20 – 25 for each of the stations included in the tour (listed below), work best. If your group has more than 100 students total, please work with our Tour Coordinator for options on accommodating this.

Our Field Trip Tour Offering

A Historic Rosedale Field Trip consists of four areas. Each area is addressed by a Historic Rosedale interpreter. The four areas you will visit are:

  • Blacksmith Shop: Learn about the art of Blacksmithing, its importance to Historic Rosedale, and the long line of enslaved and freed African American Blacksmiths with ties to the site.
    • Live Blacksmithing Demonstration Option: For an additional fee of $70.00, your group can arrange to have a live blacksmithing demonstration with one of our skilled blacksmiths. Subject to availability.
  • House and Kitchen: Tour the 1815 house including the cellar kitchen and learn about the people and stories of Historic Rosedale.
  • Gardens and Grounds: Learn the history of how this land was utilized, and how it has changed over 200 years.
  • Lunch in the Pavilion and Bathroom Break: Each group will supply its own lunch. Chairs and tables are provided. Rosedale does have snacks and water available for purchase.
Historic Rosedale Field Trips

Costs and Ticketing Policies

  • Students and accompanying adults, $13.00 per person. Teachers are free.
  • A 7.25% sales tax for county and state will be applied to each ticket price.
  • The live Blacksmith demonstration may be added at a flat rate of $70 (plus tax). 
  • Historic Rosedale does not refund tickets for “No Shows” on the day of the Field Trip.
  • An invoice is sent upon confirmation of the Field Trip. 
    • One month prior to the Field Trip date, a 10%, non refundable deposit is due. The deposit is 10% of the invoice total (including Blacksmith demonstration).
    • The remaining invoiced amount is due two weeks prior to the Field Trip date. If the invoice is not paid in full, the Field Trip will be considered cancelled. 
    • If a Field Trip is cancelled less than two weeks prior to the Field Trip date, all moneys paid will be forfeited. 

How to Book a Field Trip

1. FIRST: Please call the Historic Rosedale office to check availability for preferred dates and times: 704-335-0325.

2. NEXT: Complete and submit the form below.

3. Once a date has been confirmed and the completed form received by Rosedale staff, an invoice will be sent.  The invoice will serve as your event confirmation.

Field Trip Request Form

Primary Contact Name(Required)
MM slash DD slash YYYY
Time of Arrival(Required)
Please plan to arrive at the visitor center at least 20 minutes prior to your scheduled time for check in and organization.

Group Size

Day of Field Trip Contact Name(Required)
Primary Payment Contact Name(Required)
School Billing Address(Required)