Virginia State University is around 30 miles from the nearest international airport at Richmond and public transport is available to the campus area. Amtrak trains and Greybound Buses are also available from Richmond to Petersburg. If you are hiring a rental car and driving, you will arrive by I-95 from the South (includes Washington DC and Richmond), the I-64 from Norfolk (East) or Charlottesville (West), or the I-95 from North Carolina.
Discover the history of this commercial district down by the Appomatox river, and take in the Old Towne of today. There is an interesting mix of craft shops, boutiques, restaurants and art galleries nestled between the Petersburg visitor center.
Satisfy your taste buds during your vacation in Petersburg. You won't have to venutre far from the University campus to find everything from Texas Roadhouse to Red Lobster restaurants. There are also highly rated eateries serving sushi, Latin American cuisine, Chinese, Mexican, Italian and BBQ.
VA Pamplin Historical Park brings alive the history of the American civil war, through a museum, mock military encampment and Tudor Hall Plantation. Other highlights include the Petersburg National Battlefield Park and The Exchange Building -Siege Museum.