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Violet Bank Museum

326 Royal Oak Ave, Colonial Heights, VA 23834
+1 804-520-9395
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City of Colonial Heights should be ashamed

I hope that Violet Bank is about to undergo major restoration because right now it is in deplorable... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2017
Mechanicsville, Virginia
Robert E Lee's HQ

Violet Bank is the location of General Robert E. Lee's Headquarters during the siege of Petersburg... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2016
Henry K
Colonial Heights, Virginia
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Home occupied by Robert E. Lee now houses a Civil War collection.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good16%
  • Average33%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible0%
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326 Royal Oak Ave, Colonial Heights, VA 23834
+1 804-520-9395
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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
Reviewed 29 March 2015

I currently live fairly close to this museum, and had wanted to visit for a while. The historic, beautiful tree outside this museum is the 2nd largest of it's kind in the world. This museum use to be a large farmhouse (most of it is...More

Thank WanderPep
Reviewed 3 September 2014

But it's only a dollar to get in, so I guess that's OK. They have some cool relics, guns, etc. The architecture inside is the best part. You need to ask them about the moldings, etc. when you giet inside. Also, the cucumber tree is...More

1  Thank chateaudoc
Reviewed 24 May 2014

This Violet Bank Museum, which should be called General Lee's Headquarters (during the siege of Petersburg) - guess that's too long - Is OUTSTANDING. Three things: amount & quality of artifacts, access to rooms Lee used daily, and especially the docent (tour guide) we had....More

1  Thank Connie W
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