Mercy Street

October 25th, 2017

PBS Mercy Street Richmond Image

Mercy Street


Starring McKinley Belcher III, Hannah James and Norbert Leo Butz

This PBS drama series focuses on individuals living in the Union-occupied city of Alexandria during the Civil War. Based on real people and real events, the plot follows two nurses on opposing sides of the war, a New England abolitionist and a Confederate supporter, volunteering at the same hospital.

Notable Filming Locations in and Around Richmond

Laburnum House (1300 Westwood Ave., Richmond) – Mansion House Hotel

Centre Hill (1 Centre Hill Ave., Petersburg) – James Green’s mansion

Tuckahoe Plantation (12601 River Road, Petersburg) – multiple settings, including Foster family plantation house, Foster family slave quarters and British minister’s residence

Berkeley Plantation (12602 Harrison Landing Road, Charles City) – multiple settings, including Union army camp, Quaker farmhouse and battlefield

Battersea Plantation (1289 Upper Appomattox St., Petersburg) – multiple settings, including Samuel’s lodgings, Chantilly Battlefield and a stable

Old Towne Petersburg (216 N. Sycamore St., Petersburg) – stood in as Washington, D.C., Alexandria and Boston

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