The City Point Early History Museum displays exhibitions highlighting the rich history of the area. It is housed in the St. Dennis Chapel in the National Historic District of Hopewell. This district contains a number of historic structures, including Appomattox Plantation, the headquarters of General Grant during the latter stages of the Civil War.
The chapel was constructed in 1887 as a Catholic chapel for Navy personnel in the area. In 1981 the building, at that point a private home, was deeded to HHFI. The building was restored and opened to public in 1995.
A free exhibit isopen at the City Point Early History Museum. Seeking Freedom Where the Two Rivers Meet: The Contrabands and City Point. The exhibit focuses on the story of the Contrabands who lived and worked in City Point, Virginia. The exhibition is part of the City of Hopewell’s participation in the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the Civil War commemorative events. This exhibit is closed for the season and will repoen in March.