Local Attractions

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Local Attractions

For additional information, visit the Petersburg Visitors’ or Petersburg Area Regional Tourism’s Websites.

The Centre Hill Mansion

Located in Petersburg, The Centre Hill Mansion was built in 1823 and has been restored to its former glory. The mansion is outfitted in period pieces and decorated in the fashions of the early 19th Century and is considered one of the grandest homes in the city.

Address: 1 Centre Hill Court, Petersburg, VA 23804
Phone: 804-733-2402
Open Monday through Sunday from 10:00 am -5:00pm
Closed on New Year’s Day (January 1)
Thanksgiving – USA (4th Thursday, November)
Christmas – Christian (December 25)
Christmas Eve – Christian (December 24)

The Farmers Bank of Virginia

The Farmers Bank of Virginia opened it’s branch in Petersburg in 1817, just five years after it was incorporated. It operated until the Civil War, at which time the bank was forced to liquidate and the building became a private home. Visitors can visit the old Farmers Bank to see displays on the banks history and old banking equipment. Tours begin at Petersburg Visitors Center

Address: 19 Bollingbrook Street, Petersburg, VA 23804
Phone: 804-733-2400
Open Monday through Friday from 10:00am-5:00pm

The Old Blandford Church

The Old Blandford Church and Reception Center in Petersburg is a memorial to Confederate soldiers killed in the civil war. The church features Tiffany stained glass windows, donated by each of the Confederate states as a tribute to these men.

Address: 319 South Crater Road, Petersburg, VA 23803
Phone: 804-733-2400
Admission fee charged. Gift shop on-site.
Open Thursday–Saturday, 10am–4pm & Sunday, 1pm-4pm

The Pamplin Historical Park

The Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier located in Petersburg provides one of the best insights into the lives of the 3 million soldiers that fought in the war. The museum is very technologically advanced and features the latest in computer-assisted displays. Costumed interpreters play out the roles and can answer just about any question asked of them.

Address: 6125 Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg, VA 23803
Phone: 804-861-2408
Fax: 804-861-2820

The Poplar Grove National Cemetery

The Poplar Grove National Cemetery is home to the casualties of the US Civil War. Located near Petersburg, the cemetery is managed by the National Park Service. Visitors will find an interpretive center, many interesting displays, and a variety of park educational programs. The site is easily accessible off Route 301 or Interstate 85.

Address: 1539 Hickory Hill Road, Petersburg, VA 23803
Phone: 804-732-3531
Fax: 804-732-3615

Petersburg National Battlefield

The Petersburg National Battlefield has three Visitors Centers located at Dinwiddie, Hopewell and Prince George Counties. Each one provides an excellent insight as to the key battle of the US Civil War. The centers are located on a 33 mile driving tour of the battlefield. The park recommends a full day be spent exploring the history of the battlefield.

Open: Monday through Sunday from 9:00 am to 5:00pm
Closed: New Year’s Day (January 1)
Thanksgiving – USA (4th Thursday, November)
Christmas – Christian (December 25)

Siege Museum

The interesting Siege Museum located in Petersburg is well worth a visit if not for the articles and history inside then for the building itself. Built between 1839 and 1841, the Greek revival style building has been restored to its former glory. Inside are fascinating items related to the 10-month siege of Petersburg during the US Civil War. The museum features several permanent exhibits along with a regular rotation of traveling national and international exhibits.

Address: 15 W. Bank St., Petersburg, VA 23803
Phone: 804-733-2404
Open Monday through Sunday from 10:00 am -5:00pm
Closed on New Year’s Day (January 1)
Thanksgiving – USA (4th Thursday, November)
Christmas – Christian (December 25)
Christmas Eve – Christian (December 24)

Trapezium House

Fans of unusual architecture should be sure to visit the Trapezium House located in Petersburg. This strangely shaped house was built by an equally strange man, Charles O’Hara. Historical accounts say that Mr. O’Hara counted a pet monkey, parrot, and a white rat as his best friends. The house is unique in the fact that it has no right angles. Everything is on an angle in this house, which most visitors will find somewhat unsettling.

Address: 15 West Bank Street (Tour Begins) House located on Market Street
Petersburg, VA 23803
Phone: 804-733-2404
Open: Monday through Sunday from 9:00 am to 5:00pm