Presented by Petersburg National Battlefield

Citizens in Petersburg saw their landscape decimated 155 years ago as the Siege of Petersburg commenced. This tour will include visits to former home sites of citizens deeply affected y the Siege and will focus on the stories of specific families who lived along the Eastern Front. What did residents do to escape the violence of war? How did they adjust to life in post-war Petersburg? The tour will involve driving and a small amount of walking. Meet the group at the Eastern Front Visitor Center.