Explore Centuries of History in Petersburg
Located just off I-95 and only six miles from Fort Lee, the Country Inn & Suites, Petersburg offers easy access to modern attractions as well as a variety of historical sites. Take a walk through the centuries with visits to Berkeley Plantation, built in 1726 and the family home of two presidents; Farmers Bank, opened in 1812; and Petersburg National Battlefield, site of a siege that changed the course of the Civil War. Pamplin Historical Park, home of the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier, features interactive exhibits that provide a taste of daily life in the Civil War era. Read more about these exciting attractions:
- Berkeley Plantation (19.6 miles)
Built in 1726, this mansion was the birthplace of U.S. president William Henry Harrison and the ancestral home of his grandson and fellow president Benjamin Harrison. Guides in period costumes conduct tours of the mansion, and guests can wander freely through the peaceful gardens beside the James River.
Phone: +1 (804) 829-6018
- Centre Hill Museum (4 miles)
Decorated with art that spans the 19th and 20th centuries, this historic home was visited by three presidents, including Abraham Lincoln only 11 days before his assassination.
Phone: +1 (804) 733-2401
- Farmers Bank (5.6 miles)
Farmers Bank opened in 1812 and served the community until 1866. One of the few bank museums in the United States, it also houses the Petersburg Visitors Center.
Phone: +1 (804) 733-2400
- Fort Lee (5.8 miles)
The third largest training site in the Army, Fort Lee provides a home for thousands of U.S. soldiers and their families and also features two engaging museums, the U.S. Army Women’s Museum and the U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum.
Phone: +1 (804) 734-7451
- Pamplin Historical Park & National Museum of the Civil War Soldier (10.7 miles)
With two museums, four antebellum homes, interactive learning stations and living history exhibits, the Pamplin Historical Park pays tribute to the everyday lives of soldiers who fought in the Civil War.
Phone: +1 (804) 861-2408
- Petersburg National Battlefield (7.5 miles)
Once the site of a nine-month siege that caused more than 70,000 casualties, the Petersburg National Battlefield memorializes this turning point in the Civil War with guided and self-guided tours along walking trails that wind past historical landmarks and exhibits.
Phone: +1 (804) 732-3531
- Petersburg Regional Art Center (3.7 miles)
This 36,000-square-foot facility features a gallery of local artwork and studios for 70 regional artists.
Phone: +1 (804) 733-8200
- Richmond International Airport (RIC) (27 miles)
Located just outside of Richmond, this airport provides convenient domestic and international flights for guests staying at the Country Inn & Suites.
Phone: +1 (804) 226-3000
- Southpark Mall (4.7 miles)
This popular local mall hosts a movie theater and stores including Macy’s, American Eagle, Foot Locker and Dick’s Sporting Goods.
Phone: +1 (804) 526-3900
- Virginia Motorsports Park (13.5 miles)
With both a drag strip and a dirt park, the Virginia Motorsports Park hosts events from extreme pro mod racing to motocross.
Phone: +1 (804) 862-3174
Great day-trip adventures:
- Busch Gardens Williamsburg (53 miles)
This popular theme park offers heart-pounding roller coasters like the Griffon and Apollo’s Chariot, recreations of European villages for guests to wander through, and Jack Hanna's Wild Reserve, where you can visit bald eagles and wolves.
Phone: +1 (800) 343-7946
- Colonial Williamsburg (49.5 miles)
Spanning 300 acres, this living history museum takes you back to the 18th century with historical re-enactors and guided tours. The area also hosts fine dining restaurants, shopping venues and concerts.
Phone: +1 (888) 965-7254
- Kings Dominion (49 miles)
Home of the towering Intimidator 305, Kings Dominion also features a 20-acre water park and Planet Snoopy, where kids can meet their favorite Peanuts characters.
Phone: +1 (804) 876-5000