Welcome to Historical Petersburg, Virginia.  The Port of Petersburg became renowned as a commercial center for processing cotton, tobacco and metal, then shipping products out of the region.  The City became an important industrial center in a mostly agricultural state with few major cities.  For more on Petersburg's History Click Here

Current News

New Petersburg City Manager

PETERSBURG, Va. -- Stuart Turille Jr., who is less than one month into his new job as Petersburg's city manager, said he has a vision for the historic Virginia city.

"Look at these beautiful homes right here," Turille pointed on a recent drive with WTVR CBS 6 Senior Reporter Wayne Covil. "I see the future. I see the vision for this place."

Born in Englewood, New Jersey, Turille's family moved to Virginia when he was five years old.

By:  Wayne Covil, WTVR CBS 6 Web Staff


October 8, 2021

Friday for the Arts!

Petersburg's Friday for the Arts! for October 8 Features Grammy-Award-Winning Saxophonist, Ghost Tour, Crafts, and Hispanic Art

Petersburg's Friday for the Arts! for the evening of October 8 will bring us refreshing weather, a fine jazz band featuring a Grammy-award-winning sax player, a ghost tour, crafts at three locations, Hispanic art in honor of Hispanic Month, a fashion show, and a popular Sinatra-style crooner.

Visual Arts: Crafts will be featured at three locations: The 7 Moons Artisan Market in Old Market Square, Old Towne's Studio 7, and the Art League. The latter will feature three exhibits in the Main Gallery: contemporary art by Melissa Mojica; traditional Aztec popotillo art by Cesar Carbahal and Martin Gonzales; and a loan exhibition from Mayti Parham of quilts and other piece goods made by the Kona Indians of Panama, and other Panamanian crafts.

Special Events: Petersburg Haunts will present a Ghost Tour of High Street, led by lantern-carrying guides in period costume, beginning on the steps of the Exchange at seven, and lasting about 90 minutes. $15. The tour will be repeated every Friday and Saturday evening through October 30, and then again on the 31st, when a second tour at nine will lead through Downtown Petersburg. Beginning at four, on Friday evening, Cesar Carbahal will be demonstrating the traditional art of popotillo in the Main Gallery at PAAL. From 6:30 to 9:30, Jazze' Entertainment of Petersburg will present a fashion show upstairs in the Members Gallery at PAAL. Beginning at six, Old Towne Studio 6 will present a Family Fun Night.

Music: Beginning at six at the 7 Moons Artisan Market in the Old Market Square, Tim Turner and the very fine jazz band, Tips Turnup (Petersburger Tim Turner) & the C.U.T., featuring Grammy-award-winning sax player Jason Arce, will be playing its own fusion of jazz and groove. Beginning at 6:30, the popular Sinatra-style crooner Joe LaLuna will be performing at Maria's.

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Swift Creek Mill Theatre is a professional non-profit organization located in Southern Chesterfield County in an historic gristmill built in 1663.

Now Open following the flood renovations.

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The River Street Market is a blend of arts, produce, and culture - bringing the freshest produce from the surrounding counties (often picked each market morning), and joining it with artisans and crafters from the surrounding cities and counties

This is a producers only arts and produce market.  Enjoy fresh produce, handmade jewelry, hone, jams, fresh meats/seafood, soaps, baked goods and much more

Located in the heart of:
"Old Towne Petersburg"

Click Here To Shop Now


Petersburg Fall Walking Tours

The Historic Petersburg Foundation will lead four Walking Tours in Petersburg in October/2021 this fall.

Christmas On High Street

December 4, 2021
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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Step back in time and tour eight charming homes and High Street Methodist Church on Petersburg's historic High Street. 

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Refreshments and live music will be available to ticket holders at the Bragg House and Father Christmas will be in attendance checking in to see who's been naughty or nice!

While you're strolling through High Street's illuminated candlelight tour, make sure to pick up homemade hot chocolate at 215 High Street and fresh wreaths and ribbons from Dodson's Tavern.

'Tis the season for giving at the Young Ladies Boarding House. Enter the raffle to win a $50 gift certificate for the Brickhouse Run in Old Towne Petersburg. Tickets for the raffle are $5 each and all proceeds from the raffle will benefit the local homeless shelter.



Battersea Holiday Home Tour

December 5, 2021

12:00pm - 5:00pm

The 6th Annual Battersea Holiday Homes Tours:  Art & Architecture

Proceeds from this tour will be used to continue the restoration of Historic Battersea. The Battersea Board is very excited to showcase the amazingly diverse art offerings and rich architectural history that lives in Petersburg and hopes that it will be an enriching holiday experience for all who come.

Tickets are available now on Eventbrite here:


Historical Homes - Free Self Guided Walking Tours

  • Free information to the public and tourists visiting Petersburg.  We invite you to take a self guided tour of our Historic Homes.  Click the links for Historical Homes and select the Petersburg Street of interest.  Homes are arranged in order of Street Number.  Interesting facts and history of each of our homes is provided and can be accessed by computer and mobile devices, (smart phones and iPads), making your visit an interesting historical education. 

Historical Buildings - Coming Soon




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