Rosewood  - Lunenberg, Virginia
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Rosewood - Lunenberg, Virginia

Built in 1799 and completely restored in 1991, Rosewood has original wood flooring, eight fireplaces, and a guesthouse. President George Washington is said to have used the property for meetings when he was in the area. The former basement tavern, rumored to have once been a jail, served hot lunches to the courthouse crowd in the late nineteenth century. As legend has it, thick chains entwined deep within the 200-year-old Japanese maple in the yard—one of the oldest in the state—were once used to confine criminals awaiting justice at the courthouse across the street. The owner says Mark Twain, too, stayed at the inn while he was documenting the arrival of the Virginia Railway for the Rockefeller family.

It can be yours for $249,000.

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