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About Battersea


Special thanks go out to the reenactors, musicians, businesses, and residents who volunteered their time, their talents, and their homes to make this event possible.


Toni Clark
Executive Director,
Battersea Foundation

Kimberly Ann Calos

Mikey Fuller


Enjoy sounds of the season with live music at many of the homes. Costumed Reenactors will be strolling throughout the area.

12 Virginia Infantry
American Civil War reenactors dedicated to providing a high degree of authenticity while honoring our ancestors.

Bowl’d Sojer Band
Period music from the 19th century, including traditional fiddle tunes and songs from the American Civil War.

Mikey Fuller
Traditional Christmas carols on solo keyboard featuring the sounds of organ and chimes, harpsichord, and chamber ensemble.

Iris Schwartz
Festive holiday tunes and seasonal songs performed on solo flute.

The Dale Traylor Band
Rock, Folk, Country, and Blues guitar and vocals influenced by Neil Young, James Taylor, Jimmy Buffett, and Bruce Cockburn.


John A. Rooney, Jr.


 UK native and resident Phil Lewis painted and donated the delightful renditions of the homes on tour. His industrial style and vibrant, simplistic creations often feature images of himself, his wife, and his pets rambling along canvases of color and L.S. Lowry inspired artwork.  Although he has never visited the states, he and his history loving wife, author and artist, Lynne, have fallen in love with Petersburg, through their personal research and over 50 commissioned works he has painted of area sites. Phil’s talent has added yet another dimension to this unique and incredible fundraising event. The above painting of Battersea was auctioned off earlier this year and raised much needed funds for the Villa. The eight paintings of the homes will be on display at Ammo Brewing, 235 N. Market Street during the tour.


  • Parking in one of Old Towne’s many free public spaces and lots and walking the tour is encouraged to enjoy the beauty of the properties located along the route. There is also available parking within feet of many of the homes.
  • Please wear comfortable, safe walking shoes. Spiked heels are prohibited.
  • Dress is comfortable and casual. Please refrain from carrying large handbags.
  • The attendance of young children is discouraged. If they attend, they must remain under control of parents and must purchase an admission ticket if they are not in a body infant carrier. Strollers are not allowed in the residences.
  • Please no smoking within 100 feet of the residences.
  • For quick access, please have your ticket ready so you may show it at the door.
  • Homes may be visited in any order and you may return to your favorite if you have time!
  • The tour is designed for participants to view sites at their leisure with no formal presentations being given.
  • Homeowners and their friends and family, who are familiar with the properties, will be on hand to greet guests and answer any questions.          

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Join us for a glorious walking tour featuring eight of Petersburg’s oldest and most unique homes located on three streets (High Street, Market Street, and Petersburg’s first street, Grove Avenue) full of historic landmarks. Drive a few short miles down the road and visit historic Battersea Villa, the beneficiary of this eagerly anticipated event. Delight in the live music and costumed reenactors who will add ambiance and authenticity to the holiday atmosphere.

Sunday, December 10th, 2017
12 noon to 5pm

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2017 Historic High Street Area Holiday Homes Tour

Sunday, December 10, 12 - 5