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Siege Museum Housed in the ca. 1839 Exchange Building, the Siege Museum interprets civilian life in Petersburg before, during, and immediately after the Civil War. Through artifacts, documents and photographs, emphasis is given to the ten-month siege of Petersburg (June 1864 - April 1865) - the longest period of time that an American city has been under a military siege. The exhibition illustrates how the siege impacted civilian life in Petersburg. In addition to the permanent exhibitions, visitors to the Siege Museum can view the film, “The Echoes Still Remain� narrated by the late film star and Petersburg native Joseph Cotten. The 18-minute film shown on an hourly schedule explores Petersburg’s involvement in the Civil War. The Exchange Building, built between 1839 and 1841 is an excellent example of Greek Revival architecture. The building was commissioned by a group of merchants

to create a trading center where graded and certified samples of agricultural products could be shown to prospective buyers. The Siege Museum is located at 15 W. Bank St., Petersburg. For more information, call (804) 733-2404.

Prince George County Parks Prince George County has three recreation parks. • Scott Memorial Park is located at 6680 Courthouse Road, Prince George. This park offers 10 acres with a large pavilion and picnic tables, restrooms, a tot’s playground and a softball field. • Temple Recreation Park is located at 14307 Prince George Drive, Disputanta. This park offers 32 acres with one large and one small pavilion with picnic tables, restrooms, a nature and jogging trail, tennis courts, a softball field and a basketball court.

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