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Pamplin Historical Park

6125 Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg, VA 23803
877-726-7546, 804-861-2408
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Ranked #1 of 17 Attractions in Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Military Museums, Amusement/ Theme Parks, Parks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Featuring the exciting National Museum of the Civil War Soldier, Tudor Hall and a recreated Military Encampment, this 424-acre park relives the life... more » Owner description: Featuring the exciting National Museum of the Civil War Soldier, Tudor Hall and a recreated Military Encampment, this 424-acre park relives the life and times of a soldier during America's "War Between the States." « less
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Durham, North Carolina
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404 reviews 404 reviews
251 attraction reviews
266 helpful votes 266 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The museum was nice but my favorite parts were the Tudor Hall Plantation and the military encampment. The walk is easy on well maintained paths but I would suggest going on a cool day.

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Lawton, Oklahoma
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

My husband who is a Retired Army Vet really wanted to visit and catch up on history. So, The family and I went to visit, and it was a really interesting and informative place to visit. I found it very useful to catch up on my history, as I am new to the country, and so much of history to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Allow a few hours to explore. The museum has headphones that tell about things as you go by. I wouldn't recommend this part for small kids, but the outside farm house and earthen works should entertain the whole family. Don't miss this unadvertised gem!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

We visited the Pamplin historical park after we visited The Crater battlefield, wish we would have visited the historical park first. I admit I was surprised. It was an awesome experience!!!! We really enjoyed ourselves. They should publicize the historical park more, it is an unknown gem.

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Groveland, FL
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This park is very interesting for older children, but not so much for younger ones. My 12 year old grandson was entertained throughout our visit. Five and seven year old grandchildren enjoyed parts of the park, but became antsy during the museum portion of the visit. They all enjoyed the very entertaining (and educational) presentation by the docent at the... More

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Lawrenceville,Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

Our Civil War Tour for our 15y/o grandson included Pamplin Historical Park, which was the top historical site of our whole trip. Museum was fantastic as well as the working plantation. We could gave spent the entire day, so if in or near Petersburg, don't miss it! Ann from Georgia

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Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
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90 reviews 90 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

It was a wonderful experience to visit this park and to check out the many displays and to read about so much of the history of the civil war. Petersburg was a preview of trench warfare in WW I

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Barnegat, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We have been there twice and have enjoyed both visits. Very interesting and well worth the stop! Very nice grounds.

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Metro Washington DC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We happened upon this place and the other reviews are correct, that it is a well done indoor/outdoor museum/historical spot. We only spent 2 hrs there but could have spent 4 hrs if our 6 year olds could have tolerated it, although the well cared for grounds allowed them plenty to run and see.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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134 reviews 134 reviews
80 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Our family loved this park! We were shocked that more people weren't there. We got there a bit after 9 and it was us and one other couple. We went outside first so we could explore the grounds before it got too hot and walked the Breakthrough Trail and came inside afterwards to see the museum. We didn't do the... More

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MemberServices1865, Public Relations Manager at Pamplin Historical Park, responded to this review

Thanks for your positive feedback. Our Banquet Room is open for catered meals for groups by reservation. More

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