Presented by Petersburg Tourism Department
Through the years, Petersburg has forged many connections to our country’s presidents and first ladies, along with the first President of Liberia, who lived for a number of years on Pocahontas Island. You will hear the fascinating stories about numerous visits to Petersburg by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and John Tyler, about the visits of President Lincoln as he pushed to end the Civil War, about President Taft’s luncheon at Centre Hill. Did you know Nancy Reagan’s mother was a native of Petersburg? Candidate Barack Obama stopped in Old Towne for a cheeseburger. Oh, so many good stories! Wear comfortable shoes and you may want to bring some water. The tour lasts 1.5 – 2 hours. Enjoy the tour with your dad – great Father’s Day activity!