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Address: 15 West Bank St, Petersburg, VA 23803
Phone Number: 804 733 2404
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Nice Museum

This is a nice medium size museum with a lot of local history and focused on the siege of Petersburg during the civil war. Some very nice artifacts.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Prince George, Virginia
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Prince George, Virginia
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104 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a nice medium size museum with a lot of local history and focused on the siege of Petersburg during the civil war. Some very nice artifacts.

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Petersburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

this wonderful civil war museum is closed for the next 12 months for extensive interior renovation. Check back on trip advisor about this time next year.

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Visit the Siege Museum before visiting Petersburg National Battlefield. You will learn the back story and the true story of the siege of Petersburg. Many historical artifacts and pictures from Petersburg and surrounding communities from that time. Interesting stories told by community members, soldiers on both sides, and slaves from that time regarding the battle.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

The Petersburg Siege Museum while not being in the best part of downtown Petersburg, Virginia is in fact one of the most important places to stop for anyone with an interest in the battle of Petersburg & just how this town to the south of Richmond held out as long as it did. The introductory video is well worth watching... More 

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Fort Lee, Virginia
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19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

This stop is right in the heart of Olde Town with lots of parking in the blocks that surround. Fascinating aspect that most don't get a glimpse into. This is solely about how the civilians survived and how very few died as collateral damage which is a huge feat considering the city was bombarded daily by enemy fire. This museum... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

After starting at the visitors center, before you go to the Petersburg battlefield, you should visit the Siege Museum at 15 West Bank Street. Originally known as the Exchange Building, it is the only National Historic Landmark in Petersburg. It is the site of one of the most unique Civil War museums you probably will ever visit. After viewing an... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Just toured this museum the other day. They show an older film starring the late actor Joseph Cotton who introduces us to the Siege of Petersburg and the effect it had on the local populace. The film is a bit dated by modern documentary standards but it does give you a good over view. Interesting artifacts in the museum too.... More 

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Thank Gilbert C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

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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