Civil War Battlefield Tours Scheduled for April 5

On the morning and afternoon of April 5, Kermit Hobbs will lead his annual tours of important Civil War sites around Suffolk. The morning tour, 9:30 to 11:30, will visit the Nansemond River overlook, the site of Fort Connecticut, Deserted House Battlefield, and the site of the home of Judith Kilby Smith, the only civilian casualty of the Siege of Suffolk.

The afternoon tour, 1:00pm to 4:00pm, will include the Nansemond River overlook, Fort Stevens, Hill's Point Battery site, and Fort Rosecrans.

Guide books will be included for each tour. The morning tour will be "easy," while the afternoon tour will include walking through woods and fields.

The price of the morning tour will be $12 for members, $13 for non-members. The afternoon tour price will be $15 for members and $17 for non-members.

Reservations for members can be made by calling Suffolk-Nansemond Historical Society at 539-2781. If there is no answer, leave your name and contact information on the answering machine. Reservations must be prepaid.

Ticket sales for non-members will open on March 24.

Civil War enthusiasts descend into the trench around Fort Rosecrans in 2009.



Please Note: The Train Station is temporarily closed.

Watch this site for information on reopening.


Position Opening: Train Station Museum Manager for the
Suffolk Seaboard Station Railroad Museum

The Suffolk-Nansemond Historical Society seeks someone who is familiar with and/or interested in Suffolk and Nansemond County history, to include railroad history, and able to work part time from Wednesday through Friday from 10:45 AM until 4:15 PM, and Saturday from 9:45 AM until 3:15 PM (a total of 22 hours each week).

Responsibilities include greeting the public, scheduling and recruiting volunteers, ordering gift shop items, assisting with special events and keeping daily financial records. Experience with Quicken, Microsoft Office Suite, and point-of-sale services required. Education in history or related employment experience preferred.

Please submit cover letter and resume to



Siege of Suffolk: The 150th Anniversary has been a big hit! If you don't have your copy yet, they are available at the Train Station and at Riddick's Folly.

The books are also available by mail order for $9.95 + $.50 tax* + $2.50 shipping, each. Make checks payable to SNHS. Please send your order to the address below. Sorry, no credit card orders by mail or by phone.

*Tax applies to Virginia residents only.

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Suffolk, Virginia 23439-1255

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