Discover the best top things to do in Prince George, United States including Keystone Tractor Works, General Grant's Headquarters at City Point, US Army Quartermaster Museum, Berkeley Plantation, Pamplin Historical Park, Blandford Church and Cemetery, U.S. Army Women's Museum, Shirley Plantation, Weston Plantation, Roslyn Landing Park.
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5 based on 53 reviews
This is probably one of the greatest collections of antique tractors and trucks in the world! Yes the world. It is absolutely amazing how many vehicles are fitted into this rather large building. It is just an amazing collection that is displayed very nicely and many of the vehicles have unique stories that are posted along with them. You can take your time and just take in the completely restored machines and even have lunch on some of the best BBQ in the area. Great for all ages. Especially good on a cold rainy day!
4.5 based on 67 reviews
My husband was always interested in seeing this portion of Civil War history associated w/ Petersburg. It's an easy and scenic drive from Williamsburg, along John Tyler Hwy (Route 5) and is worthwhile to cross the Benjamin Harrison Bridge into Hopewell if you happen to be visiting Berkeley or Shirley Plantations. City Point is open every day. There is a handicap ramp into the Appomattox Manor which was the home of the Eppes family. Ring the doorbell for the NPS ranger to greet you - there's a 15 minute video to watch discussing what transpired at City Point during the Civil War, and then the NPS ranger took us through a couple of the rooms open to the public and informed us of additional detail about the Eppes family and Grant's time at City Point. There is a reconstructed cabin representing Grant's HQ. The views from this NPS site of both rivers are simply stunning. It is a beautiful location where the two rivers meet. There is no fee to visit and the restrooms are exceptionally clean. If this review was helpful, please click the Thank button below.
4.5 based on 35 reviews
Since its birth during the Revolutionary War in 1775, the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps has fed, clothed and equipped the U.S. Army. The Museum's 11 exhibit galleries tell the stories of how the Quartermasters have provided logistical support from Valley Forge and Little Big Horn to Iraq and Afghanistan. Some of the Museum's significant artifacts include the nation's first 50 star flag, General George Patton's World War II jeep, General Grant's Civil War saddle and General Eisenhower's World War II field quarters. Others include uniforms, flags, weapons, horse equipment; food preparation, mortuary affairs, water, petroleum and air delivery equipment. The Museum's 26,000 artifacts make it the fourth largest Army museum in the country.
If it's true that an army travels on its stomach, this will give you a new appreciation for the miraculous feeding of the multitudes the quartermaster corps regularly provides! The museum is home to a amphibious landing craft used on Utah Beach during the D-Day invasion. It has special meaning for me since my dad's WWII army division landed there.
4.5 based on 393 reviews
First settled in 1619, this historic estate is the birthplace of Benjamin Harrison V, a signer of the American Declaration of Indepenence, and his son William Henry, who later became president of the United States.
I have been to the area several times but somehow missed this gem. Don't make my mistake and visit Berkeley the next time you are nearby. The historic connections to the foundation of America are surprising and powerful. The story of the house itself is interesting as well and the special circumstances that allow it to survive to this day.
4.5 based on 247 reviews
Featuring the engaging National Museum of the Civil War Soldier, Tudor Hall Plantation, a recreated Military Encampment, and some of the best preserved earthworks in existence, this 424-acre park relives the life and times of a soldier during America's "War Between the States."
This park is of great historic significance. The area is a part of the fortifications around Petersburg during the Civil War.
Many of the activities are interactive and of particular appeal to children.
In a time when history is less taught,this park offers a great experience in understanding the causes and resolution of the Civil War.
Cost of admittance is quite low and the overall effect is far superior to many other sites in the area.
We enjoyed ourselves and feel our time here was well spent.
5 based on 184 reviews
Petersburg is a town that has seen better days. One of the nicest local attractions is the cemetery with its chapel, originally an Anglican church. The cemetery boasts the grave of the highest-ranking British officer buried in the United States. Many graves date back to the 1600s. There is also a beautiful Confederate section, with politically incorrect monuments and flags. The chapel is the only building in North America having stained glass windows designed by Tiffany, himself. They commemorate the states of the Confederacy. If you are in the area, this attraction is worth a visit.
4.5 based on 30 reviews
The U.S. Army Women's Museum is the only one in the world that tells the history and contributions of women to the Army. The Army is the only branch of the U.S. Armed Forces to have a museum dedicated to preserving the history of women's service.The Museum serves as an educational institution, providing military history training and instruction to soldiers, veterans and the civilian community. The Museum has one of the most comprehensive and expansive collections in the world of primary and secondary documents pertaining to the history of U.S. Army women. The museum is the custodian and repository of artifacts and archival material pertaining to the service of women across all branches and organizations of the U.S. Army from inception to the present day. The museum collects, preserves, manages, interprets and exhibits these unique artifacts as a means to provide training and educational outreach.The museum is open to the public.
I walked out of the Quartermaster's Museum and right next door was one I never knew existed- the Army Woman's Museum. Very informative on the role females have played from the very beginnings of Army history and a lot of detail on the WAC or Woman's Army Corps. I learned a lot. Also VERY kid friendly! There are some props to take pictures with, I wish I had my daughter with me. The whole place takes less than 1 hour to see, a great short visit.
4.5 based on 348 reviews
Shirley Plantation is Virginia's first plantation, founded in 1613 as a land grant from King James of England. Shirley is North America's oldest family owned business and home to eleven generations of the Hill-Carter family. Admission fee. Please check our web site for details on our daily hours as they vary seasonally.
This is the very first plantation in Virginia and it is the oldest family-owned business in America. The grand exterior architecture is extremely impressive, particularly when it is learned that once there were three main buildings as well as the symmetrically arranged out-buildings. The tour of the ground floor is quite interesting though the interior was a little less grand than we expected. The flying staircase was unusual. The icehouse, where ice was stored over the summer - a predecessor of refrigeration - was fascinating and we loved the round dovecote. We enjoyed the visit and the grand main building but would recommend Berkeley Plantation if you only have time to visit one.
4.5 based on 28 reviews
Weston manor is certainly worth the visit. The grounds are beautiful overlooking the river. There is also a sweet little gift shop & the volunteers are very helpful. A must see during the holidays as it is empecebly styled in period appropriate floral arrangements & decorations.
4.5 based on 7 reviews
I found this park near my hotel while staying in Colonial Height. I had great time walking, park has walking trail. Lot of water avenue, but not to swim or drink, trail was 4.1 miles total. Beautiful surrounding trees.
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