The city of Hopewell is only 12 minutes away from Fort Lee and overlooks the James and Appomattox Rivers. With a current day population of over 22,000, Hopewell was first established in 1613 under the name "Bermuda City" and served as Union General Ulysses S. Grant's headquarters during the Siege of Petersburg.
Notable Nearby Attractions
Depot Field Hospital
Huge and efficient hospital complex served the Union armed forces during the Petersburg and Appomattox campaigns.
City Point Fortifications
This earthen fort protected the great depot and Union headquarters at City Point 1864-65.
Grant's Headquarters at City Point
Come see where General Ulysses S. Grant stationed his headquarters for the 10-month Siege of Petersburg.
The Weston Plantation, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, offers a glimpse of how people lived over 200 years ago.