|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
The Sutherland House is a fully restored Civil War era mansion, with 12 foot ceilings, 8 fireplaces, grand staircase and immaculately decorated rooms. The property is fenced and parking is gated. The owners' parents, Roberta and Walt, helped restore the property and serve as property managers and hosts. They live in a section of the rear of the house. Sutherland House is surrounded by one full acre of gardens, including patio, deck, and fish pond. It's an oasis in the heart of the city! Petersburg is a great American city that like many historic towns has struggled through tough economic times in recent decades. But the city is making an inspiring comeback by populating its many old buildings with restaurants and boutique shops. Steven Spielberg filemd much of the movie Lincoln in Petersburg. Sutherland House anchors a recovering neighborhood that was one of the first in the South to be integrated. The streets are named for Methodist ministers who freed slaves in the 1700s.
We are attorneys with a practice in historic preservation law, and we fell in love with the Sutherland House and the opportunity to own a piece of American history. We completed a restoration of home. Sutherland House has been featured in articles in This Old House magazine and Southern Living magazine, and the property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Marion Werkheiser purchased this house in 2006
Most of the Sutherland House was built in 1862 by a grocer in Petersburg. During the Civil War, his daughter kept a journal about all of the soldiers she met who were serving on the front lines during the nearly ten month Siege of Petersburg. We enjoy the unique mix of history and culture in Petersburg, with its antique shops, fine dining, and museums.
Civil War buffs will enjoy the Petersburg National Battlefield, the Siege Museum, Pamplin Park, Blandford Cemetery with its Tiffany windows, Centre Hill mansion, and the many charming restaurants and antique shops in Old Towne Petersburg. Many sites were featured in the Steven Spielberg movie, Lincoln!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes||50% upon reservation, 50% 30 days in advance of stay|