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Farmers Bank

Address: 19 Bollingbrook St, Petersburg, VA 23803
Phone Number: 804 733 2400
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Ranked #6 of 18 Attractions in Petersburg
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Springfield, Virginia
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This is an amazing example of life in the early to mid 19th century. Perfect place for a Visitors Center, close to the original buildings =this is the real thing not a reproduction like other 'historic towns'. The staff here are very helpful. Would be nice if the upper section of building was open too.

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

Since the movie, "Lincoln" was released (much of which was filmed in historic Old Towne), we've been meaning to make the thirty minute drive from Richmond to Petersburg. We decided to start at the Farmer's Bank, which serves as the Visitor's Center. The staff embraced us with traditional Southern hospitality, graciously giving us an informative guided tour of the building... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The representative here was very, very helpful Many movies are made in Petersburg including the recent 'Lincoln.' While we were there Tom Hanks was in town to produce a new film.

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Ottawa, ON
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59 reviews 59 reviews
12 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I see there hasn`t been a review in nearly a year. Just say the tourist office people who occupy the bank are just as helpful as mentioned previously. The brief tour of the bank that failed nearly 150 years ago (too heavily invested in Confederate debt instruments) was interesting and informative, and is perhaps a lesson to bankers today.

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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144 reviews 144 reviews
76 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

This old bank building is fascinating in its own right. However it is also invaluable as part of a visit to Petersburg because it is the local visitor center. The lady we met there was incredibly helpful and following her advice we had an excellent visit to the city. She also showed us round the old building, the street right... More 

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Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
17 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

What a neat place, it is preserved just as it was way back in the day. Gotta love the preservation of these historic buildings. They have old artifacts inside as well and encourage a tour. The young lady that was working there was very helpful.

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N Yorkshire
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153 reviews 153 reviews
69 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

Visit here first they have good knowledge of the town and can advise on what to do and see and have maps and brochures. There is the old bank safe whcih was lowered into the vault floor and old money to view.

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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

We went to the visitor's center expecting to buy a combination ticket for 3 attractions. In addition, we were treated to a very nice tour of the building by a very pleasant and helpful employee. The builidng is a former bank so you must not miss what they did to secure a 400 pound safe every night. Ok - I... More 

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