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Violet Bank Museum

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Address: 326 Royal Oak Ave, Colonial Heights, VA 23834
Phone Number: 804-520-9395
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Sun 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Home occupied by Robert E. Lee now houses a Civil War collection.

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Not awful, not fantastic

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2014
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Colonial Heights, Virginia
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Colonial Heights, Virginia
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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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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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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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