While Virginia celebrates Archaeology Month in October, the information from the study of artifacts and history lasts all year and informs decisions for years to come. When Cultural Resources, Inc completed an exploration of Battersea’s grounds, it was learned that some of the uncovered artifacts date back over 4,000 years. When your tour Battersea, you’ll find over 3,000 artifacts that paint a picture of Colonel John Banister’s life and succeeding generations.

Virginia Department of Historic Resources Director Kathleen Kilpatrick, Petersburg Mayor The Honorable Annie Mickens and Mike Barber, Chief State Archaeologist with DHR, visited Battersea during Archaeology Month.