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Centre Hill Mansion

Centre Hill Court, Petersburg, VA 23803
804 733 2401
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Ranked #5 of 17 attractions in Petersburg
Type: Historic Sites
Most recent review
- Jul 27, 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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194 reviews 194 reviews
100 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

not one to tour on a 99 degree day - very warm - little air circulation on the second floor - heard stories of Ghosts that march in the night (we were there in the daytime!) .

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Southern Pines, North Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

My daughter and I were very well received by the tour guides! We loved learning about the mansion and we were introduced to some very amazing facts about the history of the house and how it related to the town of Petersburg! We loved the experience and will highly recommend the tour to friends and family! Thank you! Military families... More

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Boykins, VA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Enjoyed our visit here. We have visited here on several occasions and I always feel like I'm on a movie set!

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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127 reviews 127 reviews
66 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Centre Hill and its occupants were central to the economic development of Petersburg. It was also Union HQ as the Civil War ended and Abraham Lincoln visited the house, as did President Taft 50 years later. The turning for the house is hard to find but it is a easy walk from anywhere in the historic area. We bought a... More

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