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Violet Bank Museum

Closed Now: 13:00 - 18:00
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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
via mobile
A Quiet, Unstated, Gem

I love these kind of tours-no crowd, just my cousin and I, and a solid tour guide. As a history... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2018
Richmond, Virginia
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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
+1 804-520-9395
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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

Thank Clemente71
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

Thank ohio2735
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.

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

1  Thank RickR
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

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.

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

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.

Thank JoAnnMB1
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

1  Thank OBXhawkeye
Reviewed 21 April 2015

The best thins about this museum is it's EXTREMELY informed staff. I had a relative that lived in this residence shortly before the Civil War - the staff was even able to tell me where he was buried - amazing. Small, but not to be...More

Thank Janet_and_Jerry
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