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The Farmers Market

The landmark Farmers Market sits in the center of Market Square in the heart of Old Towne Petersburg. Though the current building dates to 1879, it exists as the fourth building on the site, which is believed to have housed the first tobacco warehouse in Petersburg dating to 1730. Surrounded by the cobblestoned street and easily accessible to the transportation giants of the 19th century, the railroads and waterways, this location was abuzz with activity throughout the years of the Civil War.