Petersburg (Prince George County), VA Professional Review and Guide
"Petersburg is an independent city located in a tri-county area south of the James River. A visit to the old city is an adventure that transcends more than 350 years of history, culture and American life. The city’s past and present come together in Old Towne, a revitalized commercial district of restaurants and sidewalk cafes, boutiques, crafts and antique stores. Only 25 minutes south of Richmond, Petersburg is convenient to the Plantation Country on the James River, as well as the major historic destinations of Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown.
Most visitors associate Petersburg with the closing days of the Civil WAr, and so they should. Petersburg was the subject of the longest siege in American history. For almost 10 months Confederate General Robert E. Lee and his Army of Northern Virginia held General Grant’s overwhelming forces at bay. But Petersburg has been an important transportation and commercial center since before the Revolution. This eTrail provides detailed information on sights, events, entertainment, shopping, dining, accommodations, and transportation in this area of Virginia."