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Address: 19 Bollingbrook St, Petersburg, VA 23803
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+1 804-733-2400

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~lovely restoration~

supercool restoration of an old bank...perfect place for a visitor's center...guide was knowledgeable and suggested a great local place to eat!...

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 July 2016
Parkersburg, West Virginia
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Parkersburg, West Virginia
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279 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

supercool restoration of an old bank...perfect place for a visitor's center...guide was knowledgeable and suggested a great local place to eat!...

2 Thank mjpk25
Holly Ridge, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Acts as visitors information center. Lady working was very helpful with information and directions. Easy to find

1 Thank Greg H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Very helpful!! Lady there knew everything you could want to know about Petersburg. One thing I learned while there was all restaurants in downtown Petersburg are private owners not franchises, so you really get a true taste of Petersburg!

Thank Debbie C
Englewood, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

Take any of the downtown exits and follow the signs to the information center, which is located in an old bank building. Really neat place to start in historical Petersburg. Two ladies there were a wealth of information and great guides to the area. Note: the building is not handicap accessible. Steep stairs to the restrooms.

Thank BobInFlorida2
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

the big wood doors make it look closed. very helpful and friendly staff, though - if you are interested in history, STOP HERE first!

Thank sylvie b
Fort Lee, Virginia
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24 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

Even if just stopping for a bathroom break on your way south on I-95, you'll get a quick super interesting tour of the oldest bank building in Virginia. There's a vault with an original safe and real money from pre-war Virginia and Confederate bills. The visitor center folks will talk to you about banking back then and who the customers... More 

1 Thank Angela M
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55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2015

This place is deserving of a half-hour of your day. For one thing, it's the oldest standing building created as a bank in the state. The teller's station--and money printing press (yes, they all printed their own back in the day)--and the vault--all there for your examination and review. And who knew this: back in the day, banking was a... More 

3 Thank dstclair
Northern Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2015

A well-preserved 19th-century bank on the ground floor. This is also the visitors’ center and we found the staff (of one) to be very friendly and helpful, and also genuinely knowledgeable about Petersburg, not just the bank. Get a map for your self-guided walking / driving tour. Plenty of free parking. Two particularly interesting items: (1) the surviving copper plate... More 

4 Thank InformedTraveller
Springfield, Virginia
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2014

This is an amazing example of life in the early to mid 19th century. Perfect place for a Visitors Center, close to the original buildings =this is the real thing not a reproduction like other 'historic towns'. The staff here are very helpful. Would be nice if the upper section of building was open too.

Thank Anna S
Richmond, Virginia
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014

Since the movie, "Lincoln" was released (much of which was filmed in historic Old Towne), we've been meaning to make the thirty minute drive from Richmond to Petersburg. We decided to start at the Farmer's Bank, which serves as the Visitor's Center. The staff embraced us with traditional Southern hospitality, graciously giving us an informative guided tour of the building... More 

3 Thank ExperiencedEpicurean

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