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Address: 15 West Bank St, Petersburg, VA 23803
Phone Number: 804 733 2404
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A Look From Civilian Eyes

The Siege Museum is in downtown Petersburg in the old Exchange Building. The building is a National Historic Landmark as an excellent example of Greek Revival architecture... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Chesterfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Angie was our tour guide and she was great! It was very interesting to learn so much history and see so many one of a kind artifacts. It was ONLY $5 to get in very educational. The museum is going to be renovated to keep its architectural authenticity, which is something that gives the building itself a beautiful grace and... More 

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The Siege Museum is in downtown Petersburg in the old Exchange Building. The building is a National Historic Landmark as an excellent example of Greek Revival architecture. There is limited public parking on a lot at the rear of the building. The entrance is at the ground level and there is an elevator for handicap access on the upper floor.... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Stop here if you have some extra time. My brother and cousin enjoyed it very much. We arrived here late in the afternoon, and I was worn-out from the day's activities and couldn't get my enthusiasm going. The price is cheap - $4 for Seniors - Lucy Smith, the lady who runs the museum was most courteous and very enjoyable.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Came here on a visit to historic Petersburg. Petersburgrepresents a integral part of civil war history. Museum was very well done. Parking is In the rear. We purchased the block of three tickets which we did not use in one day. Allowabout1.5 hrs.there is ashortvideonarrated but JosephCotton which is interesting. Visited onSindayand a quiet day with local restaurants closed.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

My wife and I visited on April 16, 2015, as part of our Petersburg Museum Block Ticket. Interesting. Our guide, Nona, was nice.

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Newport News, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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Address: 15 West Bank St, Petersburg, VA 23803
Phone Number: 804 733 2404
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Petersburg

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