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Address: 15 West Bank St, Petersburg, VA 23803
Phone Number: 804 733 2404
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The Siege Museum is quite good, and small. The artifacts and photos of life in Petersburg during the 10 month siege of the city by Gen. Grant in 1864 are well displayed and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 5, 2014
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Norfolk, Virginia, United States
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Newport News, Virginia
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97 reviews 97 reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

The Siege museum has all kinds of artifacts, documents, and photographs that illustrate the experiences of Petersburg residents as they lived through the longest military siege on American soil. We first watched a 20 minute movie narrated by John Cotton (a popular actor?), who used to live in Petersburg as a boy. I thought the movie was a little outdated... More 

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Springfield, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Fantastic building is a US Historic Landmark, a symbol of pride built in the city's heyday. As a museum it tells the story of wars effect on its citizens Negligence for many years is a black mark on city officials. If renovated this museum would rate excellent, especially if it continues to tell the real history. I was told that... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The Siege Museum is quite good, and small. The artifacts and photos of life in Petersburg during the 10 month siege of the city by Gen. Grant in 1864 are well displayed and explained. If you have never seen a pleating iron, there is one there.

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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

The staff was friendly and accommodating, inviting us to wander around the first floor to view an interesting collection of pictures by renowned Civil War photographer Mathew Brady. We were soon escorted to the second floor for a film presentation explaining the Siege of Petersburg and it's importance in the Civil War, narrated by local-turned-actor Joseph Cotton.

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Omaha
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

The Siege Museum gave a good overview of life in Petersburg during the over 9 month siege of the city by Grant's forces and the Battle of Petersburg. Museum staff gave great information and explanation about the exhibits, the history of the siege, and the building itself. This museum is free to active duty military and dependents with an ID;... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This museum gives insight into the long battle to take the supply lines (trains) out of commission for the South.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

We stopped in after lunch at LongStreet's and was pleasantly surprised by the number of artifacts. The curator was very informative and we enjoyed our 1.5 hr visit. We could've stayed longer or finished sooner but timing was about right.

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Montana City, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

This is a great museum for getting a perspective on the civilian side of the Siege. Visit after the battlefield and you'll learn the other side...the privations, the spying...the starvation. Vary friendly and informative staff. Good short movie to introduce the Siege. the museum is right downtown, so it's easy to visit. Get the economical multi-ticket that includes Blandford, this... More 

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Crewe, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Very interesting to find out what took place in the City. Excellent exhibits but the film does need updating.

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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

This museum is very good in helping one to understand what it must have been like for the residents of Petersburg during the last days of the Civil War. I have read a lot of Civil War novels but none really struck me like the reality that is brought out in the Siege Museum.

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