Presquile National Wildlife Refuge
Henrico, VA 23231, USA
About Presquile National Wildlife Refuge
One of four refuges that comprise the Eastern Virginia Rivers National Wildlife Refuge Complex. Established to protect habitat for wintering waterfowl and other migratory birds, Presquile is an important component in the network of refuges on and around the Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in the United States. The refuge is primarily hardwood swamp, with a fringe of marsh and 300 acres of upland fields.
Attractions near Presquile National Wildlife Refuge
This is a cable-stayed bridge that carries Interstate 295 across the James River near Dutch Gap between Henrico County near Richmond and Chesterfield County near Hopewell, Virginia. It was opened to traffic in July 1990. The bridge is truly an architectural wonder which has six lanes.
Henricus was one of the earliest English settlements in the New World. It was located on the neck of a peninsula later known as Farrar's Island, a former curl of the James River about 12 miles southeast of the modern city of Richmond, Virginia.
This 17-acre park provides several recreational amenities, including tennis courts, ball fields, walking trails, a picnic area and a playground. The Bensley Recreation Center, which is located within the park, also hosts a variety of programs and events for youths, adults, and seniors.
The Centre Hill Mansion was built in 1823 by Robert Bolling IV, a Revolutionary War veteran and member of a prominent Virginia family. The house is a combination of Federal, Greek Revival, and Colonial architectural styles. The house remained a residence until 1936. Today Centre Hill is a historic house museum owned and operated by the City of Petersburg.
Petersburg National Battlefield is a National Park Service unit preserving sites related to the American Civil War Siege of Petersburg. It is centered on the city of Petersburg, Virginia, and also includes outlying components in Hopewell, Prince George County, and Dinwiddie County. Over 140,000 people visit the park annually.
The Magnolia Grange is a historic mansion located across from the Chesterfield County Courthouse in Chesterfield. This brick plantation house was built in 1823 and is a two-story, five-bay, brick dwelling in the Federal style. It is known for its elaborate woodwork and ornamental ceiling medallions. It now operates as a museum and has a lot of ancient collections.
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