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- 5:00 pm. Grounds open at 8:00 am. For more information, visit www.nps. gov/pete/ 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 gal-

leries in Centre Hill feature permanent and temporary exhibitions on the history of Petersburg. Permanent exhibits include memorabilia and photographs from Centre Hill’s archives, a turn-ofthe-century aviary of stuffed birds from Australia and church furnishings from First Baptist Church, Harrison Street, Petersburg, the oldest African-American congregation in the United States. The Petersburg Museums central gift shop is located in Centre Hill Museum. Centre Hill Museum is located at 1 Centre Hill Court, Petersburg. For more information, call (804) 733-2401. Free Parking is available on the Court in front of the Mansion and in the lot behind (on the North side) of the Man-

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