b'Battersea Fort Lee MuseumsA Hidden treasure Fort Lee Commemorated its Centennial in 2017Battersea, built in 1768 by Col. John Banister, revolutionary War Patriot, framer of theThe Stories of Americas Army Articles of Confederation and Petersburgs first mayor, sits on the banks of the Appomattoxthe u.s. Army womens Museum river. Its characteristic Palladian stylereopened in 2018 after a huge expansion. It is the architecture and beautiful rolling lawn provideonly one in the world dedicated to preserving a memorable experience. Of particular interestand sharing the history and contributions of is the Chinese Chippendale staircase. Awomen to the Army. It shares amazing stories greenhouse on the property was built betweenof female patriots through artifacts, interactive 1825 and 1835, one of few still in existenceexhibits, educational programs and videos. Each today. Tours are available by appointment;of 5 galleries represents a different time period however, check the calendar for special eventsdepicting how the role of women has progressed during the year including Oysters, Barbecue over time. You will go from exhibits about the Battersea each November. Its a lovely spot forCamp Followers in the American revolution weddings too. and Civil War who cooked and did laundry, or 1289 Upper Appomattox Street even disguised themselves as men, to WW II Petersburg, VA 23803when the Womens Army Corps was established (804) 732-9882 to do the jobs that would free the men to fight, to Permanent Presence in 1948, to Be All Chesterfield Countythat You Can Be in the 1980s & 90s, to the 21st Museum & old Jail century Army.story of a County and its People Building 5219, A AvenueThis is the place to begin your journeyFort Lee, VA 23801through Chesterfields rich history.(804) 734-4327 Exhibits depict Native American culture, European settlements,the u.s. Army Quartermaster Museumtells the stories of the the revolutionary and Civil Wars,u.s. Army Quartermaster Corps from Valley Forge and Little Big Horn to ironworks and coal mines, along withVietnam to present day. The Quartermaster Corps is headquartered at Fort life in the mid-20th century. Lee. These are the soldiers that supply the Army on the battlefields and 6813 & 6819 Mimms Looptake care of the fallen.significant artifacts here include our nations first Chesterfield, VA 23832 50-star flag, gen. george Pattons World War II jeep, and gen. Eisenhowers (804) 768-7311 field quarters.2220 Adams Avenue, Building 5218Fort Lee, VA 23801(804) 734-4203Magnolia grangegracious southern LivingBuilt in 1822 by Mr. William Winfree, this Federal style plantation house was originally part of a 1691 land grant. The tour presents life in a county mansion in the early 19th century. It is noted for its elaborate plaster and woodwork and beautiful authentic furnishings.10020 Iron Bridge Road Chesterfield, VA 23832 (804) 796-149832 Chesterfield CountyColonial heightsdinwiddie CountyhopewellpetersburgprinCe george County PetersburgAreA.org804.861.1666 33'