Area Attractions

While you are making Swift Creek Mill a destination, enjoy some other treasures our area has to offer.

 

GENERAL VISITOR INFORMATION

Chesterfield County – A multifaceted destination “gem,” featuring superb shopping and home to Henricus, the second oldest settlement in the United States.

Petersburg Area Regional Tourism – Your source for visitor information in the Tri-Cities of Virginia.

City of Colonial Heights – View information about city tourist and shopping attractions

 

HISTORY

Civil War Traveler (civilwartraveler.com) – 2014 marks the sesquicentennial anniversary of numerous civil war battles throughout central Virginia – there are many events planned. Check with specific sites for visitation information.

Chesterfield County Historical Society – Manages historical sites and programs in historic Chesterfield County

Petersburg National Battlefield – The park encompasses a large area with battlefield sites and visitor centers located in Dinwiddie, Hopewell and Prince George Counties.

Citie of Henricus – The second oldest permanent settlement in the country, this site offers tours and programs year ’round.

Violet Bank Museum – General Lee’s Headquarters during the Seige of Petersburg

Historic Point of Rocks – A newly opened Civil War Park, Point of Rocks also offers fantastic trails and outdoor fun.

 

NATURE

Pocahontas State Park – Just 20 miles from downtown Richmond, Pocahontas offers boating, picnicking, camping, camping cabins, hiking, and interpretive and environmental education programs. The Aquatic Center offers seasonal water-based activities for the entire family.

Boulevard Flower Gardens – Like a familiar friend, this greenhouse/nursery has been a local favorite for years. Seasonal activities, a popular cafe and unique gift shop enhance the wide variety of available flora.

 

CULTURE & RECREATION

Side Street Gallery – Want something special to remember your trip? Visit this one-of-a-kind gallery in Colonial Heights, specializing in local art.

Petersburg Area Art League – An area art institution for more than 80 years, the league offers programs, art shows, galas and more.

Metro Richmond Zoo – Home to over 1,500 animals representing 148 species from around the world, the Metro Richmond Zoo offers a variety of optional experiences that will make your visit memorable.

Southside Speedway – “The Toughest Short Track in the South” is a paved 1/3 mile oval located in Midlothian.

Uptown Alley – If you think this place is just for bowling, guess again. Brand new Uptown Alley is a state-of-the-art destination all its own!

Children’s Museum of Richmond in Chesterfield – The Children’s Museum of Richmond is bringing you and your family more ways to play this year!