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McIlwaine House

This magnificent Federal-style frame house, built in 1794, sat dormant for 37 years and was rescued from demolition when it was relocated to its present site in the heart of Old Towne Petersburg in 1971. It has been painstakingly repaired and restored and the “Petersburg Room”, the parlor wing, has been deemed by the Smithsonian to be one of the most outstanding rooms of woodwork in America. There is a charming English basement that has been converted to a wine bar.

The most recent history of the house is that it was featured in Steven Spielberg’s movie, Lincoln, National Geographic’s Killing Lincoln, and AMC’s spy series Turn.   

This house is a perfectly lovely setting for parties, weddings and corporate meetings. The entire property (historic floors, basement café, patio/yard) is available for rent. 

Mr. Alexander (Sandy) Graham,
sgraham@mcilwainehouse.com

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