Rosewell Plantation in Gloucester County, Virginia was one of the most elaborate homes in the American colonies through much of the 18th century and 19th centuries, and during the American Civil War, Rosewell plantation hosted the area's most elaborate formal balls and celebrations. The home burned in 1916. It is also purportedly one of the most haunted places in Virginia. Stories about everything from slaves buried in the cellar walls, to a mysterious lady who walks the front steps every night. Also, strange drops in temperature, odd noises and perhaps chatter from slaves as they return from working in the fields have been reported. Spooky!