Feel the fear of war surrounding you. Imagine the roar of cannons firing again and again, besieging the city below. Envision being in the company of famous generals throughout the country’s history, from General Robert E. Lee and General Lafayette, while you stand upon the historic Oak Hill and overlook the same boxwood hedge that they saw over Petersburg. Stay in this beautiful city, embedded with a rich past, at one of the inviting hotels in Colonial Heights, Virginia.
Treat Yourself to a Visit
History buffs will love visiting Colonial Heights as it is loaded with facts and artifacts of the past. Visit the Violet Bank Museum, atop Archers Hill. The house was host multiple times to General Lafayette, served as an army hospital, and used as a cattle barn. Today what’s left of the house has been restored and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Created as early as 1663, the Swift Creek Mill is one of the oldest grist mills in the country. The Battle of Swift Creek in 1864 waged around the mill. After operating as Schmidt’s Distillery making corn whiskey, it changed hands to become a grist mill. In 1965, the mill was changed into the Swift Creek Mill Playhouse. Dinner is served by candlelight in the Mill Room and Granite Room and then head to the theatre room Wednesday through Saturday for a great show. Stay nearby to these historic sites with a stay at the hotels in Colonial Heights, Virginia.
Where to Stay
A visit to the area demands that you stay at one of the convenient hotels in Colonial Heights, Virginia. Enjoy on-site dining at both the Hilton Garden Inn Richmond South/Southpark and the Holiday Inn Petersburg North- Fort Lee Hotel. You can also stay energized throughout your day of exploring the historic sites with a free breakfast at both the Econo Lodge and the Hampton Inn Petersburg – Southpark Mall.