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Address: 326 Royal Oak Ave, Colonial Heights, VA 23834
Phone Number: 804-520-9395
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Description: Home occupied by Robert E. Lee now houses a Civil War collection.

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Ok this place may not knock your socks off but to me, I love it. I live near it and every so often I just drive by to look again. The little museum is interesting with the civil... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2012
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colonial heights
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Virginia
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128 reviews 128 reviews
35 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The best thins about this museum is it's EXTREMELY informed staff. I had a relative that lived in this residence shortly before the Civil War - the staff was even able to tell me where he was buried - amazing. Small, but not to be missed if you travel any where near Colonial Heights, VA.

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Amberg, Germany
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66 reviews 66 reviews
60 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I currently live fairly close to this museum, and had wanted to visit for a while. The historic, beautiful tree outside this museum is the 2nd largest of it's kind in the world. This museum use to be a large farmhouse (most of it is gone now) and the area surrounding it was farmland. It was also the headquarters of... More 

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Colonial Heights, Virginia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
16 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

But it's only a dollar to get in, so I guess that's OK. They have some cool relics, guns, etc. The architecture inside is the best part. You need to ask them about the moldings, etc. when you giet inside. Also, the cucumber tree is very cool. Don't climb it! Someone would have to bail you outta the pokey, lol.

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Ferguson, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This Violet Bank Museum, which should be called General Lee's Headquarters (during the siege of Petersburg) - guess that's too long - Is OUTSTANDING. Three things: amount & quality of artifacts, access to rooms Lee used daily, and especially the docent (tour guide) we had. I am just sorry I did not get his name, but he was amazing. He... More 

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Powhatan, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Most people don't even know this is here. It was interesting however nothing that sparked that ahh moment from history.

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colonial heights
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012 via mobile

Ok this place may not knock your socks off but to me, I love it. I live near it and every so often I just drive by to look again. The little museum is interesting with the civil war history to read about. They also do reenactments at times. However, the reason I love it is the ginormous cucumber tree... More 

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