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Siege Museum

15 West Bank St, Petersburg, VA 23803
804 733 2404
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Ranked #6 of 17 attractions in Petersburg
Type: History Museums
Most recent review
- Jul 6, 2014
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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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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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17 reviews 17 reviews
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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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Chicago, Illinois
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147 attraction reviews
212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

The two most famous persons to come out of Petersburg, Virginia, probably are actor Joseph Cotten and basketball star Moses Malone. Cotten loved his hometown so much that he offered to narrate a documentary on the history of Petersburg that the Siege Museum has presented ever since the film was made in 1976. Cotten, whose numerous film credits from 1938... More

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Hope Mills, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

The local museum is small in size, but volunteers working there tell the stories of their ancestors living during the Civil War and Civil Rights movement, well make it worth the visit.

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

The museum tells the story of the 10 month siege of the city by Union forces. Importantly it also describes the effects on and the involvement of the civilian population. There is also an excellent display on the involvement of black people in the military from the time of the Revolution to the present day. We visited as part of... More

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san leandro
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

The museum chronicles the history of Petersburg during the Civil War era. It is easy to find in the town and the Guides are knowledgable. The tour starts with a short movie about the Siege of Petersburg. It was all very interesting. Made me realise what the common everyday people living there at the time if the War went through,... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

compared to some of the other civil war museums in the Richmond/Tri Cities area this one is small, but should not be missed. informative displays, knowledgeable staff. could use some extra donations to fix some issues with the faciltiy, but don't let that stop you from visiting. nice gift shop/visitoirs center as well, lots of history in the building and... More

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N Yorkshire
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61 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

It has several floors but a lift is available. We were shown a film first which gives a good insight then you tour the museum. We were self guided but a guide was on hand for any questions we needed answers to. We visited this museum using the 3 museum pass from the visitors centre. They supplied a map of... More

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