Historic Rosedale Plantation
The interior of the 15-room home can be seen only on a docent-led tour, which discusses plantation life as well as architecture and decorative arts. Furnished with period pieces, the house retains some of its former touches, such as pieces of the original wallpaper and original woodwork in the parlors. Outside, you can wander around the plantation’s gardens and big tree museum, where you’ll find several historic Treasure Trees.
Things to Know Before You Go
Most visitors spend at least an hour at the Historic Rosedale Plantation.
Photos aren’t permitted inside the house.
Restrooms are available outside the house.
Leashed dogs are welcome on the plantation grounds, but not inside the house.
Smoking and vaping aren’t allowed anywhere on the plantation.
How to Get There
The Historic Rosedale Plantation sits in Charlotte’s NoDa neighborhood, around 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) northeast of the city center. If you’re driving, take Highway 29 to the plantation—there’s free parking on-site. Bus 11 also stops nearby, and taxis and rideshares are plentiful.
When to Get There
The plantation is typically open Tuesday through Sunday. Check the website for the tour schedule.
Historic Latta Plantation
The Historic Latta Plantation is also located in Charlotte. Previously a cotton plantation, it’s now a living history farm. The complex contains the original house, several outbuildings, and live animal farms, along with historic reenactors in period clothing. Tour the house and grounds, stroll the hiking trails, and stop by the nature center.