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The Exchange Building - Siege Museum

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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... read more

Reviewed February 2, 2016
Prince George, Virginia
Lecture on “Great Fire of Petersburg “

Well done presentation about the disaster of 1815 which burned the city. Need more events like this!

Reviewed July 25, 2018
Bill H
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Oct 6, 2018
Jul 25, 2018
“Lecture on “Great Fire of Petersburg “”
The Exchange Building is the home to the City Visitors Center. The Exchange Building was formerly the home of the Siege Museum and was renamed to include all 400 years of Petersburg history.
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15 W Bank St, Petersburg, VA 23803-3213
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Reviewed October 6, 2018

I read all the reviews before our trip, but it wasn't clear that this museum is CLOSED. The city of Petersburg is almost bankrupt, so this is CLOSED. Travesty. There was a visitors center, but it is a city visitor center. Some CW photos on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Pat L
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

Well done presentation about the disaster of 1815 which burned the city. Need more events like this!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Bill H
Reviewed April 23, 2017

Due to mismanagement of funds by the City Council of Petersburg, the Siege Museum is closed. No idea on when it is to be reopened, currently pursuing a grant from the Federal Government in order to reopen staffed with volunteers.

Date of experience: April 2017
6  Thank onehstrybuff
Reviewed April 7, 2017

The Siege Museum is currently closed for renovation. Check back often for new Opening Dates. This is a Historical Tour well worth your time. The video is packed with incredible key history information

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank LWGold
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.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Janet_and_Jerry
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.

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank Ronald D
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...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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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

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank skins2010
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!!!

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Marcellus G
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.

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank 53rb53
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Response from Ronald D | Reviewed this property |
No, with the financial problems in city of Petersburg, all museum are currently closed. Do not know when will reopen.