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CENTRE HILL MANSION                       804-733-2401
www.preservationpetersburg.org/explore_centre_hill.html                1 Centre Hill Ave, Petersburg, VA  23803

DIRECTIONS: I-95 North take Washington Street Exit (50D).  Turn left on Washington, go approximately 1/4 mile to North Jefferson Street, right on North Jefferson then left onto Franklin Street.  Go approximately 75 yards and turn right onto Centre Hill Ave.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  Mansion built in 1823 by the Bolling family.  Interior remodeled in 1840’s in Greek Revival design.  A guided tour of this great house will give you a glimpse into the life of nineteenth-century Virginia aristocracy. Learn about the Bolling family's successes and failures, the Mansion's role in the Civil War, the visits of Presidents Abraham Lincoln and William Howard Taft, and the ghosts of Civil War soldiers.

Centre Hill is situated on five acres overlooking the Appomattox River, and is prominent in the vista heading south on the Boulevard from Colonial Heights into Petersburg. The property retains the remnants of a brick wall and a wrought-iron fence. The Garden Club of Virginia has restored its landscaping. The mansion was featured in Steven Spielberg’s movie “Lincoln,” filmed in Petersburg in 2011.

PARKING:  1 wheelchair accessible parking space.

TYPES OF PATHS:  Brick or concrete pathways, most with steps.

ENTRANCE:  Front of building, 11 exterior steps, and side of building, 3 exterior steps.  Exterior steps, each 7 in. in height.  Handrails on left and right.  Entry doors, 47 in. wide, easily open out with thumb lever handle located 34 in. above floor.  9  steps, both inside and outside of entrance.  Each step is 9 in. high.  Handrails.

PUBLIC REST ROOMS:  Basement level.  Doors are 37 in. wide, and open in.  Turns to enter.  Stall doors open out. 13 in. between commode and wall.  Sink height is 32 in. 

SPECIAL SERVICES:
For guests with hearing disabilities, there are written scripts.  

For guests with visual disabilities, there are documents in large print on non-glossy surface.  There is increased wattage lighting in meeting areas.

GIFT SHOP:  Counters 37 in. high.  Clerks assist customers with special needs.  Aisles clear of temporary displays.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Open daily 10-5.  Admission fee. Tours are given every half hour.

 

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