- Our list of the best things to do in Petersburg, Virginia, features the top 85 nearby activities — including 36 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Petersburg, VA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Sights & Landmarks, Museums & Galleries, Outdoor Places, and Amusement.
- The results below include the top 19 things to do within the city of Petersburg, VA , followed by 66 popular activities in nearby cities, including Richmond, Midlothian, Hopewell, Charles City, Virginia, Saco and Mechanicsville
92% 301 votes
1539 Hickory Hill Rd., Petersburg, VA 23803 MoreLess Info
One of the most extensive incidents of the Civil War was the Siege of Petersburg which has been memorialized at the Petersburg National Battlefield Park. A variety of educational tours are offered including reenactments of Civil War life.
The Blandford Church & Cemetery has been a vital religious institute and burial site since the early eighteenth century with the oldest grave marker dated from 1702. The church tour includes a walking tour that highlights some of the burial sites and monuments in the cemetery when weather permits.
Spread over 424 acres, the Pamplin Historical Park focuses on the Civil War. The main emphasis of the park is on the soldiers themselves as seen at Tudor Hall, the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier, and the recreated Military Encampment.
100% 50 votes
6125 Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg, VA 23803 MoreLess Info
The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier considers the war from the perspective of the common fighting man. Visitors can browse through interactive exhibits, view extensive artifact collections or take guided tours.
First opened in 1817, the Farmers Bank branch in St. Petersburg is a three-story Federal-style structure. It currently is one of the few bank museums in the United States and has been restored with many period pieces and authentic furniture.
100% 3 votes
132 N Sycamore Street, Petersburg, VA 23803 MoreLess Info
Visitors can view a diverse of collection of contemporary art in addition to over 85 artist studios at the Petersburg Regional Art Center. The center offers open receptions twice a month with food, wine, art demos, and live music.
63% 8 votes
224 Wittten Street, Petersburg, VA 23803 MoreLess Info
The Pocahontas Island Black History Museum is a small historical museum described as a representation of the oldest black community in America. Attractions include various exhibits, historical memorabilia, and guided tours.
Lee's Retreat is a Civil War trail that follows the path that General Robert E. Lee and his troops followed from the Union's attack at Five Forks to his surrender at Appomattox Courthouse. The trail is marked with historic markers.