Commandant's House

  Petropavlovskaya krepost 3 ,   Petrogradsky          (+7) 812 230 64 31     more than a year ago
In the Commandant’s house is located opposite to the Cathedral, to the left of the alley from the Sovereign Gate, and has red walls with a white base. It retains its original old appearance which is typical of the early Baroque era. This building was once inhabited by the overseers of the fortress and prison, but now holds the exhibition of everyday life of pre-revolutionary St. Petersburg. Every artefact and detail within the walls of this building displays the everyday life of the city’s inhabitants from 1703-1918. Here you can find costumes and clothes, porcelain, house crafts & tools, and Viennese furniture of the more well-to-do. Another part of the exhibition is the drawings, design, and layout of the raising of the Alexander Column on Palace Square, and a layout of a typical apartment of an inhabitant of St. Petersburg during this time. In another room of the Commandant house is a memorial to the Decembrists revolt, as the fate of the participants was read out and decreed in this very room.


City centre location




Open 11:00 - 18:00. Closed Wed.
Ticket office at the Commandant's House open 11:00 - 17:00.

Price/Additional Info

Admission 120 - 200Rbl. Excursion 100Rbl.


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