Historic Rosedale, at 3427 N. Tryon Street, has been part of Charlotte’s history since 1815, when the house was completed by Archibald Frew, a tax collector and postmaster for the town of Charlotte.
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The last people to live in the house were Mary Louise and Alice Davidson, sisters who sold the home and land to the Historic Preservation Foundation of North Carolina in 1985.
Here’s what’s coming up:
Haunted History Tour
September 24th, 2021
6:45 p.m. to 8 p.m.
$15 (early bird) and $20 (week of)
Historic Rosedale’s wildly popular Haunted History Tours are all the rage in the Queen City! Come spend your evening with the Charlotte Area Paranormal Society (CAPS) and Historic Rosedale staff to discover how many of the former residents have chosen to remain behind.
The full haunted history tour will be held outside in the gardens and grounds surrounding our historic 1815 house and reconstructed blacksmith shop.
Spaces for this tour are limited to 25 people for a personal yet properly social distanced experience – and to prevent any guests from being left behind as lingering souls themselves!
Appropriate for ages 8 years and above.
This month, in honor of kids heading back to school, the tour will take a look at some educational ghost stories. At this specially-themed Haunted History Tour they will share the tales of a former school mistress who is thought to still be in the residence at Rosedale, along with stories of the then “modern” medical education of Rosedale’s second resident owner (and one of its most prominent ghosts) Dr. David Caldwell. This is a great parent – child evening activity to celebrate Back to School.
Join members of the Charlotte Area Paranormal Society on a scientific-minded ghost hunt on the grounds and the interior of this historic Charlotte home. Using the latest technology, these experts will lead you in the search for evidence of those who have chosen to remain behind at Rosedale. Each working group will be no more than 15 people for a more intimate, investigative experience rotating between the gardens, the blacksmith shop, and the cellar of the 200 year old estate. Equipment will be provided or you are welcome to bring your own. You never know what remnants of the past you might find. Please wear comfortable shoes.
A Look at the Victorian Funeral
Friday, October 22nd, 2021
Check-in at 6:30 p.m.
Event: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
$20 in advance
$25 the week of the event
We take a break from our usual Haunted History Tour to explore the traditions and elements of the Victorian funeral. Rosedale resident, Dr. David Caldwell, died the same year as Price Albert, Queen Victoria’s husband –yes, the very Queen who the Victorian age is named after. Along with members of the Charlotte Area Paranormal Society (CAPS), the Historic Rosedale staff will discuss funeral traditions -some macabre, some sentimental – and lead you through our 1815 home as it would have looked during a mourning period. The tour will be held both inside the house and outside in the gardens and grounds surrounding our historic house and reconstructed blacksmith shop. Spaces for this tour are limited to 20 persons for a properly social distanced experience and to prevent, as the Victorians believed, the spirits of the dead from taking the spirits of the living with them!
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