Centre Hill

Often described as a symbol of the grandeur of nineteenth-century Virginia aristocracy, Centre Hill Mansion's interior features outstanding examples of Greek Revival, Federal and Colonial Revival architecture. The Federal style mansion was built for Robert Bolling IV in 1823. Centre Hill served as Union headquarters during the Siege of Petersburg. Lincoln met at Centre Hill on April 7, 1865, with Major General George L. Hartsuff, the Petersburg garrison commander. The President and General discussed the temper of Petersburg's white populace. Hartsuff told Lincoln that the white population had accepted the downfall of the Confederacy and the end of slavery.


Location Information

Seasonal hours. Guided tours available. Admission fee charged. Gift shop on-site.

One Center Hill Avenue
Petersburg, VA 23803
(804) 733-2401

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