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Address: 15 West Bank St, Petersburg, VA 23803
Phone Number: 804 733 2404
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Amazing Local Story

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Paul L
Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

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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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 

Thank Gilbert C
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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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williamsburg virginia
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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.

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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