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City Point National Cemetery is located at 10th Avenue and Davis Street, Hopewell. For more information, call (804) 795-2031.

Petersburg Petersburg National Battlefield The Eastern Front Unit of Petersburg National Battlefield is the location where Union troops made their first major attacks on the City of Petersburg in mid-June, 1864. Today, visitors can learn more about the history of the site by touring the museum, viewing the 17 minute video, or travelling the Unit’s four-mile, seven-stop tour road. There are also 10 miles of nature trails suitable for hiking, bicycling and horseback riding. The Eastern Front Unit of Petersburg National Battlefield is located at 5001 Siege Road in Petersburg. Petersburg National Battlefield was created in order to commemorate the campaign and siege and defense of Petersburg in 1864 and 1865. The park staff is committed to preserving and protecting the historical, cul-

tural, and natural resources within the park in a manner that will provide interpretation, education, and enjoyment for the visitors. Petersburg National Battlefield is open every day of the year except for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. Visitor Center and Contact Stations hours of operation are 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Grounds open at 8:00 am. For more information, visit www. or call (804) 732-3531. Centre Hill Museum Built in 1823 by Robert Bolling IV, Centre Hill Mansion remained an opulent Petersburg residence until 1936. Through guided tours, visitors learn about the history of Centre Hill, including its role during the Civil War and the two presidential visits to the house. Visitors can also view the tunnel, constructed in the 1840s that led from the back of the house to nearby Henry Street. The Greek Revival style porch with Ionic columns was added during an extensive remodeling by Robert Buckner Bolling in the 1840s. The basement galleries in Centre

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