Explore historical things to do in Petersburg

Located just off I-95 and only six miles from Fort Lee, the Country Inn & Suites, Petersburg offers easy access to intriguing things to do, from modern attractions to a variety of Virginia's historical sites. Take a walk through the centuries with visits to Berkeley Plantation and Petersburg National Battlefield. Experience what daily life was like during the Civil War era through interactive exhibits at The National Museum of the Civil War Soldiers before exploring the rest of what Pamplin Historical Park has to offer.

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Busch Gardens Williamsburg

39.72 mi / 63.92 km from the hotel
Test your limits on the Alpengeist®, the legendary roller coaster that takes you up 195 feet before plunging you back to earth. Other attractions at Busch Gardens include rare animals, live shows, and artisan shops.

Berkeley Plantation

13.54 mi / 21.79 km from the hotel
Built in 1726, this mansion was the birthplace of US 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.

Centre Hill Museum

3.48 mi / 5.6 km from the hotel
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.

Colonial Williamsburg

37.21 mi / 59.88 km from the hotel
Step back in time and immerse yourself in the art and culture of this replica of a colonial capital city. You can see blacksmiths, apothecaries, and weavers hard at work or stroll through one of two on-site art museums.

Farmers Bank

3.69 mi / 5.93 km from the hotel
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.

Kings Dominion

45.08 mi / 72.55 km from the hotel
Plot out your roller coaster route and enjoy more than 60 rides at Kings Dominion. This theme park also includes Safari Village and Planet Snoopy for younger kids.