Sleep Inn & Suites Stony Creek - Petersburg South
11019 Blue Star Hwy.
Stony Creek, VA 23882
Phone: (434) 246-5100
Fax: (434) 246-5115
11019 Blue Star Hwy. Route 301 & I-95, exit 33, Stony Creek, VA, US, 23882
- Phone: (434) 246-5100
- Fax: (434) 246-5115
Arts & Museums
Three million men fought in the Civil War and the exhibits at this museum comprehensively demonstrate their circumstances and ideologies. Other attractions at Pamplin Historic Park include Tudor Hall Plantation, an 1812 Greek-revival home that was the brigade headquarters of Confederate General Samuel McGowan, and the Breakthrough Trail, an 1865 battlefield where Grant's Union forces broke Lee's defensive line guarding Petersburg. Three historic, walkable trails that take from 15-30 minutes each to walk - perfect for families with young children or those interested in some light walking in a gorgeous setting.
A yawning crater still scars the site of Petersburg's Civil War battlefield. It was created when Union troops dug tunnels to detonate explosives under Confederates. The method killed thousands of men in an effort to break the line of defense. about a half hour Petersburg was under siege for ten months because it was strategic to taking the Confederacy and its capitol in nearby Richmond. A monument at the Park was recently erected to honor the contributions of African-American soldiers who served in both the Confederate and Union armies. Petersburg is 25 miles south of Richmond. Take I-95 south to Route 36 to reach the battlefield. No fee for Five Forks or Grant's Headquarters.
Housed in a historic circa 1858 building, this 54,000 square foot art center features 70 artists' studios, a large gallery for a monthly juried All-Media Show, and the Mezzanine Gallery where they host six Single-Artist shows a month.
Centre Hill, built in 1823 and remodeled in the 1840s, then again in 1901, displays the evolution of several architectural styles. Once the residence of the Bolling family, it has always been the most magnificent home in the city. Ornate woodwork and a 1840s service tunnel that connects the work area of the house to the city are special features of Centre Hill. Petersburg is about a half hour from Richmond. Take I-95 south into the city.
Imagine a chicken costing $50! This excessive price was demanded of Petersburg citizens during the Civil War. The largest siege of any American city took place here when, for ten months, Union troops relentlessly attacked to facilitate taking nearby Richmond. The subsequent conditions in Petersburg are explored at the Siege Museum. The museum is located in the former commodities market and illustrates how residents lived before, during and after the War. Petersburg is about a half hour from Richmond. Take I-95 south into the city.
Pocahontas Island Black History Museum, located on the historic Pocahontas Island in Petersburg, VA. It was once a stop on the Underground Railroad, is home to a treasure trove of artifacts and other historical items of interest that showcases over 200-years of Black history. Black History and Civil War expert, Mr. Richard Stewart, is the museum's founder and orator who delights in taking museum visitors on an oral journey of black history in Petersburg, VA. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment. Bus groups, schools, tourists, and lovers of history are encouraged to visit to experience the museum's unique display of historical artifacts.
The Violet Bank, built in 1778, is a classic structure of two over two center hall typical of late Colonial style. The house has been part of lot of history. In 1810, the house accidentally caught fire and it took five years to rebuild the structure. In 1824, it served as headquarters to a General and a house to Lafayette on his last official visit to the USA in the same year. Lafayette gave the house a completely new look. In 1959, the City of Colonial Heights acquired the house for the first Chambers of Commerce and public library. Today, the house is an active historic museum.
Keystone Tractor Works, LLC, owns and operates Keystone Antique Truck and Tractor Museum, a Virginia museum that adds to the rich history of Virginia. It is right off Interstate 95, Exit 53, in Colonial Heights, VA. Stop by for a visit as you travel north or south on I-95.