Presented by Petersburg Department of Tourism
In your exploration of Old Towne your attention will be on the amazing historic architecture, and the stories and work of artisans, actors, craftspeople, architects and writers who are here or are a part of the city’s history. Did you know that the renowned silversmith, James Geddy, whom you hear about in Williamsburg lived in a home and had a shop on Old Street? Edgar Allan Poe and his wife honeymooned here, but long before that his parents performed in the Back Street Theatre (Bank Street) here. You will hear about the very prominent architects whose work you will see. Wear comfortable shoes, you may want to bring water. The tour is 1.5 to 2 hours.