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Historic Centre Hill Museum open for holiday tours

Posted at 11:57 PM, Dec 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-09 23:57:56-05

PETERSBURG, Va.-- Nestled in Petersburg is the Historic Centre Hill Museum built in 1823 and each space of the sprawling 13,000 square feet mansion has been decorated for this year’s Christmas Designer House.

"We are in the process of having our open house. Something that we give to the community for the holiday season. We have invited decorators from the area to come and be creative and some Christmas joy has been definitely spread throughout the house,” Martha Atkinson with Petersburg Museums said.

"What people may not know is this house has been a location for many different movies over the years. One very interesting series that was done a few years ago was Mercy Street on PBS. We do have costumes from Mercy Street," Atkinson said.

Centre Hill was also a stop for presidents John Tyler, Abraham Lincoln, and William Howard Taft.

This year's open house with live music will be running every weekend in December except for Christmas Day. The museum will also be open on January 2-3.

Safety guidelines will be implemented.

“We’re allowing 25 people in the home at one time. We do ask for masks to be worn and we will be social distancing," Atkinson said.

Reservations are free and can be made online.

Make it a day and stop by the Petersburg Area Art League's Annual Trees of Christmas Exhibit, which will be open December 11- 30.

Visit their website for more information or call 804-861-1666.