Visit Fort Lee from This Hotel’s I-95 Location
History runs deep in Petersburg, Virginia, from elegant mansions built in the 1700s to battle sites from the Siege of Petersburg, the battle that turned the tide of the Civil War. Learn about the daily lives of Civil War fighters at the award-winning Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier, and then tour the stately Berkeley Plantation with its 18th-century furnishings and beautiful grounds. To learn more about Virginia’s Colonial and Revolutionary history, take a day trip to Colonial Williamsburg. Military families and friends can visit Fort Lee, six miles from the hotel’s location. Explore the following area attractions:
- Berkeley Plantation (19.6 miles)
Explore this historic mansion, built in 1726, that was the birthplace of two US presidents (William Henry Harrison and Benjamin Harrison). Take a guided tour of the interior, beautifully furnished with antiques from the 1700s, or wander the tranquil gardens beside the James River.
Phone: +1 (804) 829-6018
- Centre Hill Museum (4 miles)
This historic home, visited by Presidents Abraham Lincoln and William H. Taft, features unique architecture and decorative art spanning three centuries.
Phone: +1 (804) 733-2401
- Farmers Bank (5.6 miles)
Petersburg’s historic bank opened in 1812 and served the community up through the Civil War. Today it is one of the few bank museums in the United States.
Phone: +1 (804) 733-2400
- Fort Lee (5.8 miles)
This state-of-the-art training center for US Army soldiers and officers also includes two museums, the US Army Women’s Museum and the US Army Quartermaster Museum.
Phone: +1 (804) 734-7451
- Pamplin Historical Park & National Museum of the Civil War Soldier(7.4 miles)
This award-winning historical park includes two museums, antebellum homes and more. Interactive exhibits, including living history demonstrations, give guests a vivid picture of the experiences of the millions of American soldiers who fought in the Civil War.
Phone: +1 (804) 861-2408
- Petersburg National Battlefield (4 miles)
The costly nine-month Siege of Petersburg saw some of the earliest developments of trench warfare and ultimately led to Confederate General Robert E. Lee's surrender. Take a driving tour of the 13 historic sites and three visitors centers via a 33-mile route.
Phone: +1 (804) 732-3531
- Petersburg Regional Art Center (3.7 miles)
Art lovers won’t want to miss this 36,000-square-foot facility, featuring an ever-changing gallery of local artwork, plus 70 artists’ studios.
Phone: +1 (804) 733-8200
- Richmond International Airport (RIC) (27 miles)
Catch your domestic or international flight at this airport outside of Richmond, 27 miles away from the Country Inn & Suites.
Phone: +1 (804) 226-3000
- Southpark Mall (6.7 miles)
Indulge in a little retail therapy at this popular area mall that features Macy’s, American Eagle, Foot Locker, Dick’s Sporting Goods and other favorite brands, plus a movie theater.
Phone: +1 (804) 526-3900
- Virginia Motorsports Park (13.5 miles)
The Virginia Motorsports Park features everything from extreme pro mod racing to motocross, and includes both a drag strip and a dirt park.
Phone: +1 (804) 862-3174
Great day-trip adventures:
- Busch Gardens Williamsburg (53 miles)
Wander recreated European villages, visit bald eagles and wolves at Jack Hanna's Wild Reserve, or test your courage on thrilling roller coasters including the Griffon and the award-winning Apollo’s Chariot.
Phone: +1 (800) 343-7946
- Colonial Williamsburg (49.5 miles)
Step back in time to discover what daily life was in Colonial Williamsburg, and see the sparks of the Revolutionary War ignite before your eyes. This 300-acre living history museum features historical re-enactors and tour guides, and also includes fine dining, shopping and concerts.
Phone: +1 (888) 965-7254
- Kings Dominion (49 miles)
Cool off in the 20-acre water park, hang out with the Peanuts gang at Planet Snoopy, or experience the rush of the Intimidator 305—the East Coast’s tallest roller coaster.
Phone: +1 (804) 876-5000
- Petersburg Generals Baseball Club