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Violet Bank Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
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small museum, not entirely CW

Interesting little museum, no parking, nice woman gave us a tour. Cucumber tree in front is crazy... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
Pat L
Boston, Massachusetts
Great historic site

Lots of history in this house (it was never actually a bank). Fabulous to stand in the same rooms... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2016
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Home occupied by Robert E. Lee now houses a Civil War collection.
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326 Royal Oak Ave, Colonial Heights, VA 23834
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Reviewed 6 October 2018

Interesting little museum, no parking, nice woman gave us a tour. Cucumber tree in front is crazy! This house was Lee's HQ.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Pat L
Reviewed 25 May 2018

I love these kind of tours-no crowd, just my cousin and I, and a solid tour guide. As a history major it is always satisfying when you hear someone giving a tour and can tell they know what they are talking about (believe she was...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

I grew up with a view of Violet Bank and all its beauty. It housed a library in the basement at the time where my sister, Sherry, and I would occasionally walk with friends Shari, Ruthie and Stella. Many fond memories playing around the Cucumber...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

The site may not appear to be much on the outside, but there is much here. It is in need of renovating, but it is worth your time to visit.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank JohnBCowgill
Reviewed 12 May 2017

I hope that Violet Bank is about to undergo major restoration because right now it is in deplorable condition. We were in a group of about 15 people. We were escorted into the musty basement where a staffer (not a tour guide) pointed out the...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

Violet Bank is the location of General Robert E. Lee's Headquarters during the siege of Petersburg, VA. He was here longer than any other one place during the war. The museum has a lot to offer on a shoestring budget. It has one of the...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Henry K
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Lots of history in this house (it was never actually a bank). Fabulous to stand in the same rooms as some of this country's most famous men. Tons of artifacts and very knowledgeable tour guide. Tours last about an hour.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Emmac05
Reviewed 12 October 2015

Violet Bank served as General Robert E. Lee's Headquarter. You can fun many Historic displays, artifacts, and period furniture. It's a small building but used for many photo shoots. In fact we used it as a place to take pictures of or grandson at one...More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank MenthiaC
Reviewed 23 July 2015

Loved looking at the old and large tree outside of the building, but other than that, there was nothing to do or look at.

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed 18 June 2015

Being a history buff, I have been to hundreds of museums and historic sites; moreover, I have done volunteer work at several museums and historic sites on the Outer Banks of North Carolina--this visit tops them all hands-down! The guide who accompanied us in our...More

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank OBXhawkeye
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