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Petersburg is located in the Tri-Cities area of Richmond-Petersburg in the Central Virginia region. Petersburg came of importance to the American Civil War during the Overland Campaign of Union General Ulysses S. Grant. At the time, Petersburg was the lifeline to Richmond, the Capital of the Confederacy, and a 292-day siege led up to Confederate General Robert E. Lee's surrender and the end of the Civil War. Visitors can visit the actual battlefields and the Pamplin Historical Park & the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier in Petersburg.

Old Blandford Church

Blandford Church is located here. The 18th-century parish church is a memorial to the Southern soldiers who died during the Civil War. In honor of the Confederate dead, states each contributed a stained glass window designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany. The weathered tombstones of Blandford Cemetery date to the early 1700s, and are surrounded by locally-made ornamental ironwork.



Blanford Church

Centre Hill Mansion

Farmers Bank

Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Petersburg National Battlefield

Siege Museum (Closed until further notice.)

U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum


Accessible Fishing

Lake Chesdin 

White Bank Park/Swift Creek


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