Violet Bank Historic District

Violet Bank Historic District in Colonial Heights has two periods of significance, 1815 and 1908-1956. In 1815, Violet Bank, a Federal-style house, was constructed on a large tract in then-rural […]

Chesterfield Highlands Historic District

Chesterfield Highlands Historic District is one of the largest and earliest planned suburbs in the city of Colonial Heights. The city arose after the introduction of the Richmond-Petersburg Interurban Street […]

Conjurer’s Neck Archaeological District

Conjurer’s Field (Conjurer’s Neck Archaeological District) is situated on a peninsula where Swift Creek meets the Appomattox River in the City of Colonial Heights. It contains a prehistoric village site […]

Oak Hill

Oak Hill, in the city of Colonial Heights above the Appomattox River overlooking Petersburg, is an architecturally engaging one-story Federal plantation house. The front section of the H-shaped dwelling is […]

Violet Bank

The compact and surprisingly sophisticated dwelling known as Violet Bank is distinguished by its three-part bays, intricate Federal woodwork, and Adamesque plasterwork ceilings. The plasterwork, some of the finest Federal-period […]


The Ellerslie estate in the city of Colonial Heights was established in 1839 by David Dunlop and his wife, Anna Mercer Minge. A native of Ayr, Scotland, Dunlop became one […]

Fort Clifton Archaeological Site

Part of the elaborate system of defensive Confederate earthworks situated for the protection of both Richmond and Petersburg, Fort Clifton was built in early May 1864 and named for the […]

Conjurer’s Field Archeological Site

Situated on the west bank of the Appomattox River within the city limits of Colonial Heights, on what was formerly a plantation known as Conjurer’s Neck, this site contains deposits […]