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The Exchange Building - Siege Museum

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Nice Museum

This is a nice medium size museum with a lot of local history and focused on the siege of... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2016
Prince George, Virginia
Lecture on “Great Fire of Petersburg “

Well done presentation about the disaster of 1815 which burned the city. Need more events like this!

Reviewed 26 July 2018
Bill H
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Oct 6, 2018
Jul 25, 2018
“Lecture on “Great Fire of Petersburg “”
The Exchange Building is the home to the City Visitors Center. The Exchange Building was formerly the home of the Siege Museum and was renamed to include all 400 years of Petersburg history.
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15 W Bank St, Petersburg, VA 23803-3213
+1 804-835-9630
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Reviewed 6 October 2018

I read all the reviews before our trip, but it wasn't clear that this museum is CLOSED. The city of Petersburg is almost bankrupt, so this is CLOSED. Travesty. There was a visitors center, but it is a city visitor center. Some CW photos on...More

1  Thank Pat L
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Well done presentation about the disaster of 1815 which burned the city. Need more events like this!

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Due to mismanagement of funds by the City Council of Petersburg, the Siege Museum is closed. No idea on when it is to be reopened, currently pursuing a grant from the Federal Government in order to reopen staffed with volunteers.

6  Thank onehstrybuff
Reviewed 7 April 2017

The Siege Museum is currently closed for renovation. Check back often for new Opening Dates. This is a Historical Tour well worth your time. The video is packed with incredible key history information

2  Thank LWGold
Reviewed 7 December 2016

The Petersburg Siege Museum tells the story of the citizens of Petersburg during the siege of Petersburg during the Civil War. You can't do the Petersburg Museum / Civil War tour without visiting the Siege Museum.

Thank Janet_and_Jerry
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Due to financial mismanagement all museums in Petersburg are closing. This is a shame, as Petersburg could be a historical gem like Williamsburg, with the right management.

2  Thank Ronald D
Reviewed 13 September 2016

It has been several years since our visit but the uniqness of the facility in Petersburg, an old grain trading center is worth a visit. It is loaded with southern lifestyle, Confederal memorabilia, the struggle of a community held hostage in their own community and...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

It's closed due to Petersburg being broke, its a city run museum, and its closed due to Petersburg low on money

Thank skins2010
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Another fascinating visit - so much to see and learn about in Petersburg! Hear the stories and impact that the Civil War had on the people of this historic town - such nice and informative staff!!!

Thank Marcellus G
Reviewed 2 February 2016

This is a nice medium size museum with a lot of local history and focused on the siege of Petersburg during the civil war. Some very nice artifacts.

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Response from Ronald D | Reviewed this property |
No, with the financial problems in city of Petersburg, all museum are currently closed. Do not know when will reopen.