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Centre Hill Museum

1 Centre Hill Avenue, Petersburg, VA 23803, USA

Centre Hill was built in 1823 by Robert Bolling IV a Revolutionary War veteran and a member of a prominent Virginia family. The house is a combination of Federal, Greek Revival, and Colonial architectural styles. President Abraham Lincoln visited Centre Hill in April 1865 shortly after the fall of Petersburg when the house was being occupied by Federal troops. In 1909, President William Howard Taft visited Centre Hill while in Petersburg to dedicate a monument to Pennsylvania Civil War soldiers. The house remained a residence until 1936. Today Centre Hill is a historic house museum owned and operated by the City of Petersburg. Tours focus on the home's architecture, history, and a rich decorative arts collection of mainly nineteenth century pieces. Activity guides are available with museum admission for children.

 

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Directions

From I-95 south: take the Petersburg/Washington St. exit; go one stoplight; turn right onto Jefferson St.; take first left onto Franklin St.; take immediate right to Centre Hill Ct. Parking is available in the circle in front of the house or in the lot behind the house.

Visitor Services

Restrooms, gift shop. The site is not handicapped accessible.

Regular Events

Annual Ghost Watch on January 24. Annual holiday open house the first weekend in December.

Available Interpretation

Exhibitions, Guided Tours

Plan Your Visit

Admission Fee

None.

Hours

Daily: 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Guided tours of the house are every hour on the half-hour from 10:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M.,

Phone

804-733-2401

Website

http://www.petersburg-va.org/tourism/cntrhill.htm »

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