“Battersea is a remarkable place. That such an important colonial house survives into the 21st Century is a remarkable feat in and of itself. John Banister’s role as the first Mayor of Petersburg, a Revolutionary delegate, a Congressman and a signer of the Articles of Confederation speak to the national importance of the events that took place within these walls and on this land.”

David J. Brown
Executive Vice President
National Trust for Historic Preservation


The mission of Battersea Foundation is to preserve historic Battersea and offer educational, artistic and cultural experiences that inform, enrich and inspire the public.




Please explore our website to learn more about this cultural resource, plan a visit, attend one of our events and learn how you can get involved or donate now!