Civil War Tours
: We have a series of films and documentaries that tell the storrie of our volunteers, our history, or research capabilities and our goals and dedication to preserving Chesterfield County history. You can also visit the Chesterfield County Museum, the historic 1892 Jail, and Magnolia Grange Museum House and historic Trinity Church. The films/videos were made posible by the Chesterfield County Communications and Media personnel. We are grateful to John Longnaker and Matthew Boyce were instrumentental in telling the CHSV story. The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia operates on an expanded weekly schedule of Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The museum and jail are located on Mimms Loop in the Courthouse Green at the Chesterfield Government Center. Magnolia Grange Museum House is located at 10020 Iron Bridge Road. Historic Trinity is open Monday through Friday from 10 am until 4 pm. Our volunteers are specail people who help to preserve Chesterfield County history. You can be a part of this wonderful group of county citizens. Join us today.
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Listed below are Video films that give a pictorial documentation about the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virgina and the historical sites and its history within Chesterfield County, VA.
Chesterfield County Historic Sites
Point of Rocks is a historic site on the Appomattox River is designated "Pont of Rocks Park". Abraham Lincoln walked with Union Generals discussing ways to win a war. Clara Barton served as the head nurse to many wounded and sick Union soldiers in the largest hospital in the world. The house was used for the surgeons quarters and is still standing and currently, the house is being stabilized. Evidence of Indians who lived on the river is just below the house. It is one of Chesterfield's most historic sites and not yet open to the public.
The "Magnolia Grange House Museum" is an elegant Federal period home built in 1822, named for the circle of magnolia trees that once graced its front lawns. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Magnolia Grange’s distinctive architectural features include elaborate ceiling motifs, a half-turn open carved stairway and hand-painted scenic wallpaper produced by Zuber, a French manufacturer.
Help Save Chesterfield County's Rich History
C. 1879 Trinity Church - The old church sits in a stand of a few trees not quite visible from Krause Road but adjacent to Ironbridge Road where it is plainly noticeable. It offers an unobstructed view at that corner. Not so vacant any longer and no longer a huge storage shed for odds and ends, it serves a new purpose in its longevity of survival. It is alive with activity once again. Presently, the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia is utilizing the building as its headquarters and library until historic Castlewood is renovated. Historic Castlewood, ca. 1817-1819, sits nearby to the church just across Krause Road and was once the parsonage for the Methodist.