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Dinwiddie and Pamplin Historical Park

Richmond, VA
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Ranked #23 of 97 attractions in Richmond
Type: Historic Sites
Description: A plantation home circa 1812 that has presentations of plantation life in the 19th century.
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Mechanicsville, Virginia, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Solid visit with the family. Nice easy terrain with great walking paths. Adults and children both enjoyed. The staff was great and the re-enactors were educators so they made the visit even more spectacular.

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POWHATAN, VA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Choose any one of several soldiers and then see the exhibits and listen as they describe them. Take a guided tour of other exhibits. Learn about the battles in the Richmond - Petersburg area. Good history lessons.

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Elkin, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

We just attended the 148th anniversary of the breakthrough battle at Pamplin park and was greatly impressed with the knowledge of the interpreters and their enthusiasm for history. Walked over 4 miles on trails with historians who brought this event to life for all who attended--even though started at 5:30 am to reflect the time of the attack. Would highly... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Well maintained, very knowledgeable guides, lots of interesting things to see and do for all age groups.

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Sarasota, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

This site encompasses a museum of the Civil War Soldier, a plantaion house and grounds and a battlefield with good trails for three different length walks - all on mostly level ground, including an encampment and another museum of the Breakthrough Battle for Richmond. Costumed interpreters, movies. Excellent place to visit, but no food on premises.

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Richmond, Virginia
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

My family has visited PHP several times, seeing history come to life with the re-enactors and having the audio tours are wonderful. Easy on and off I-85, several fast food places, put venture south on Rt 1 to Guiseppes Italian....yummo!

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Richmond, Virginia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

I took some friends to Pamplin Park recently and couldn't believe what a wonderful job they had done depicting the Civil War from the perspective of so many different groups in society. The movie presentation was also excellent and conveyed the message of healing that is still ongoing in many respects. Walking through the army "camp" helped us to visualize... More

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Freehold, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

This museum and park are located at one of the final battle sites of the Civil War and was started by the family who actually lived there during the war. There are a large number of outdoor and indoor exhibits that are very interactive. In one of the indoor exhibits, you get the chance to see the war through one... More

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Lilburn GA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

no time this trip to visit the park but excellent staff working there and got brochures and will visit next time in area; beautiful grounds, easy to get to off I-85.

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Chester, Virginia
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

This historical park is absolutely the best. There is so much to see. Plan on staying for quite a while. The museum is huge and there are other buildings to see. If you want to learn more about the Civil War, this is a must see. You will enjoy it!

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