Petersburg Department of Communications, Tourism, Marketing &  Government Relations


1289 Upper Appomattox St.
Petersburg, VA 23803
(804) 732-9882 Website


Saturday: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Weekdays & Sunday: Open by Appointment

Constructed in 1768 on the banks of the Appomattox River for Colonel John Banister, Petersburg’s first mayor, Revolutionary War Patriot, and framer of the Articles of Confederation, Battersea is an important colonial urban villa. It is built in the neo-Palladian style popularized in England in the eighteenth century and embraced in Colonial Virginia, and it features a spectacular Chinese Chippendale staircase.

Each year in April, The Battle of Petersburg Rev War Re-enactment is held at Battersea. In November, Battersea is the setting of the annual BBQ, Oysters, and Battersea Festival, featuring vintage British cars, music, and fine drinks. Other special events and tours are held throughout the year.

1289 Upper Appomattox St, Petersburg, VA 23803, USA
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