Roseland Cottage, Woodstock

Roseland Cottage (1846) is perhaps the finest remaining example of a country estate in the Gothic Revival style. This National Historic Landmark, summer home to prosperous anti-slavery advocate and publisher Henry C. Bowen and his family, has survived virtually unchanged with its original Gothic furniture, embossed Lincrusta-Walton wall coverings, and coral-pink exterior. The museum complex includes a formal parterre garden, an icehouse, garden house, carriage barn, and the nation’s oldest surviving indoor bowling alley.
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  • Such a great presentation from our tour guide! A beautiful home with such great history. We went in November so the gardens were put to sleep but still lovely, nonetheless.  more »
  • I really enjoyed my tour of the Roseland Cottage. The cottage is beautiful and the tour guide very informative. Depending on the time of year the gardens are beautiful and the Fall Foliage is amazing....  more »
  • A well maintained house. There were only four people on the tour so it was like a private party. I like that they have you put on booties over you shoes which then allows you to walk every where as op...  more »
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  • Beautiful gardens and neat history on the house. Our tour guide was really knowledgeable and interesting to listen to. An unexpected treat all around.
  • Very interesting slice of well preserved history here. The tour was good and our guide was extremely knowledgeable and personable.
  • Randomly went here on a Sunday and was extremely impressed by the history and unique design/ornamentation.
  • From craft shows to concerts to museum tours, this a fascinating lovely "cottage" and grounds.
  • Very nice house, beautiful garden, unique architecture. Very knowledgeable guides.

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