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Siege Museum

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Address: 15 West Bank St, Petersburg, VA 23803
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+1 804-733-2404

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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 bubblesReviewed February 2, 2016
Prince George, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

The Petersburg Siege Museum tells the story of the citizens of Petersburg during the siege of Petersburg during the Civil War. You can't do the Petersburg Museum / Civil War tour without visiting the Siege Museum.

Thank Janet_and_Jerry
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

Due to financial mismanagement all museums in Petersburg are closing. This is a shame, as Petersburg could be a historical gem like Williamsburg, with the right management.

1 Thank Ronald D
Norwalk, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

It has been several years since our visit but the uniqness of the facility in Petersburg, an old grain trading center is worth a visit. It is loaded with southern lifestyle, Confederal memorabilia, the struggle of a community held hostage in their own community and the hub for railroading throughout the south made this stop and other sites in the... More 

Thank WallyNorwalk_Iowa
Petersburg, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

It's closed due to Petersburg being broke, its a city run museum, and its closed due to Petersburg low on money

Thank skins2010
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Another fascinating visit - so much to see and learn about in Petersburg! Hear the stories and impact that the Civil War had on the people of this historic town - such nice and informative staff!!!

Thank Marcellus G
Prince George, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2016

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.

Thank 53rb53
Petersburg, Virginia
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1 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank VirginiaRedHatLady
Hagerstown, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Anita K
Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank Paul L
Fort Lee, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank Angela M

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