Prince George County Regional Heritage Center
Located in the 1883 Courthouse, the Heritage Center brings together centuries of artifacts and stories about one of the most historic counties in Virginia. Prince George County is best known for its association with the Civil War. During the Siege of Petersburg, many of the battles, including the Battle of the Crater, were fought on what was then Prince George County soil. Many of Lincoln's travels were in Prince George. Heritage Center exhibits include the history of one of its native sons, Edmund Ruffin, who is credited with firing the first shot of the war on April 12, 1861 at Fort Sumter. Free Admission. For group tours, please call in advance. Gift shop on site.
6406 Courthouse Drive
Prince George, Virginia 23875