The Petersburg area has a firm place in our nation’s history books. From the founding of the Citie of Henricus in 1611 in Chesterfield County to Revolutionary and Civil War battles fought in Petersburg, the area was destined to become a place of importance in Virginia and American history. Situated along the James River and at the confluence of the James and Appomattox rivers, the Petersburg Area played a significant role in our nation’s early days and continues to be a region of great historic, commercial and economic importance.

Area Highlights

Old Towne Petersburg

  • 216 N Sycamore Street

A devastating fire on a hot summer night in 1815 wiped out the old towne of Petersburg, a collection of wooden warehouses and…

Petersburg Courthouse

  • Courthouse Square

The Petersburg Courthouse, also known as Hustings Courthouse, was built between 1837 and 1839.  It served as Confederate…

Blandford Church & Cemetery

  • 111 Rochelle Lane

Blandford Church is a rare American treasure. It is one of the few churches whose decorative stained-glass windows were designed…


Petersburg Area Regional Tourism
1964 Wakefield St.
Petersburg, VA 23805


(804) 518-0638