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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
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
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
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
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.
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
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