Did you know that Colonial Heights is an independent city?
Best Way to Travel: Car
#1 Thing to Do: Keystone Tractor Works
#2 Thing to Do: Violet Bank Museum
#3 Thing to Do: Brave to Madness
Fun Fact: An independent city is a city which is not part of another local government entity such as counties.
#1 Car Rental Company: Enterprise
Top Attractions within Colonial Heights
Violet Bank Museum is a museum located in the Violet Bank Historical House, built in 1778 as a home for General Gilbert du Motier. Between 1810 and 1815 the house was rebuilt after it burned down in 1800. In 1948, the city of Colonial Heights purchased the house and its initial purpose was to function as a library. Later, in 1988, Violet Bank became a museum of the most gorgeous federal design and American interiors decorative arts. The building is, of course, listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is considered a Virginia historic Landmark.
Swift Creek Mill is another historical building in Colonial Height . Apparently Swift Creek Mill is the oldest grist mill on the territory of the United States of America, its existence being documented since 1663. Now, if you want to spend a romantic night in Colonial Heights, you can have candlelight dinner in this place.
Keystone Tractor Works is a farming equipment museum you can visit while in Colonial Heights. The museum is private and you have the chance to see over 160 tractors in best shape.