Petersburg Department of Communications, Tourism, Marketing &  Government Relations

Union Station

103 River Street
Petersburg, VA 23803
(804) 324-4015
tourism@petersburg-va.org

This iconic landmark is a testament to Petersburg’s rich heritage and pivotal role in shaping transportation history in the region. Union Station was built in 1909 for the Norfolk and Western Railway and was later used by the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad and Amtrak. It served as a bustling hub for railway transportation in Petersburg. Its strategic location played a major role in connecting the city to major transportation routes, facilitating the movement of goods and passengers throughout Virginia.

The elegantly detailed Colonial Revival structure was designed by the office of the Norfolk & Western Chief Engineer in Roanoke. Among its striking features are the windows with oak-leaf pulvinated panels and Greek-style columns.

Located along the northeastern edge of Petersburg’s Old Towne Historic District, Union Station is owned by the City and serves as a venue for meetings and events.

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