To Preserve The Battlefield As The Veterans Consecrated It

Points of Interest

Historical resources around the battlefield.

Petersburg Visitor's Center - I-95 at Carson Rest Area 804-246-2145

Petersburg Visitor's Center - Old Town 425 Cockade Alley 804-733-2400
Old Towne still shows battle damage from the siege.

South Side Railroad Station, River St
The focal point of the Federal Siege, currently being restored. 804-733-3014

Blandford Church, 111 Rochelle Lane, 804-733-2396
Memorial Chapel featuring 15 Louis Comfort Tiffany windows. Open 10-5 daily.

Blandford Cemetery, Crater Rd and Rochelle Ln, 804-733-2396
Virginia's third largest cemetery, dating back to 1702. Open daily til dusk.

Siege Museum, 15 W. Bank St 804-733-2404
Housed in the 1839 Exchange Building, focuses on the impact of teh Siege on the citizens of Petersburg. Open daily.

Peoples Cemetery, Crater Rd, opposite Blandford Cemetery 804-733-2396
19th century documents the African-American community in Petersburg. Open daily til dusk.

Petersburg National Battlefield, Visitor's Center Rt. 36, 804-732-3531
Earthworks, exhibits, programs; Visitor's Center open 8:30-5, Battlefield open til dusk.


Other attractions in the area.

Farmer's Bank, 19 Bollingwood ST, 804-733-2400
Illustrates the operation of a business in a busy urban center. Open Fri-Mon 10-5, closed Oct-Mar. (Tours begin at Visitor's Center.)

Centre Hill Mansion, 1 Centre Hill Court, 804-733-2401
Bolling family mansion. open daily 10-5.

Trapezium House, 1244 N. Market St, 804-733-2404
Built without any right angles or parallel sides. (Tours are only offered a couple of times a year, contact the Petersburg Tourism Department.

Petersburg Area Art League, 7 E. Old St, 804-861-4611
Affiliate of Virginia Museum of Art

Quartermaster Museum, Ft Lee, 804-734-4203
The Quartermaster's role from the Revolution through contemporatry times. Open daily.


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