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Centre Hill Mansion

Centre Hill Court, Petersburg, VA 23803
804 733 2401
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Ranked #5 of 18 Attractions in Petersburg
Type: Historic Sites
Most recent review
- Oct 12, 2014
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Springfield, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

A beautifully house that should and could be a another jewel amongst those open to the public in Virginia. However, it is in desperate need of funds to restore it to its glory. This mansion has a story of historic value that is fast disappearing. The docents are good.

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Petersburg, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Welcoming and knowledgeable staff. Great tour. Beautiful home. A must on the to do list when you visit Petersburg. Support this museum!!!

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Richmond, Virginia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Ordinarily, I don't opt for visits of historic houses while on vacation. However, recently, I was a driver for a group of out-of-towners, who were spending the day in Petersburg. One of the places they visited was Centre Hill Mansion. I'm glad they opted for this historic house, and I'm glad I went. Making the experience very enjoyable was our... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

An interesting structure for those with an architectural eye, combining Federal, Greek and Colonial revival styles. The tour gives you a glimpse at life during the 1800's, the rooms decorated with original furnishings. Our guide was very knowledgeable and informative, making sure to point out details in the woodworks significant to the home's history. The only downside is that there... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

this 'mansion' tour provides information into the changes made to the building from 1823 to the present. The 'rooms' are very large and the history interesting..including the Civil War time.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

My husband and I went on the annual Ghost Tour of the Centre Hill Mansion that they do every year on January 24th. This is a beautiful mansion with lots of history and tales of ghostly paranormal activity each year on Jan. 24th. The tours were every 15 minutes from 6PM to 9PM and were small groups, maybe 15-18 people.... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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213 reviews 213 reviews
108 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

This is not one of your state of the art historic homes that has abundant funding. It needs some funding for some relatively minor, but obvious, repair work. However, if you can get past this fact it was a really great value and overall well kept home. Tour guide, while not overwhelming with knowledge, seemed to know the basics. However,... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Two friends and I visited Centre Hill Manson annual open house for a tour. Impressive home in the historical area of Petersburg. During this event, one wanders through the home and the tour is shorter than the paid tour. We read the plaques and pictures in the basement. On the first floor, we were greeted by a young man who... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Our tour guide was super and gave us a really wonderful tour that was informative and pleasant. The home, itself, is well done and furnished with period pieces and utensils. All in all, a great way to absorb some of the history of Petersburg.

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Crewe, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

A good effort has been made to present the house as it would have been in its heyday. We'll worth a visit although perhaps more work, and therefore more funding, is needed to maximise the house.

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