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Address: 6125 Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg, VA 23803
Phone Number: 877-726-7546, 804-861-2408
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Featuring the exciting National Museum of the Civil War Soldier, Tudor...
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."
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A standout in the Petersburg area

The Pamplin family has created an impressive coverage of the Petersburg siege in particular and the Civil War in general on what purportedly was family land during the mid-1800s... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Arlington, Virginia
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Arlington, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The Pamplin family has created an impressive coverage of the Petersburg siege in particular and the Civil War in general on what purportedly was family land during the mid-1800s. The museum is imagination and informative and the electronic map of the siege depicts graphically the tactical and strategic genius of Ulysses S Grant. Visit the Pamplin Park before touring the... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Our group enjoyed visiting the park, the staff was very knowledgeable and friendly, choosing a soldier to be while you toured the museum at the visitors center was an excellent experience. I was lucky my guy made it thru the war alive not all were as lucky I think this was a good representation on how the war was. first... More 

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Appomattox, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We took our small youth group to Pamplin Hiistorical Park. We were give MP3s that you could input the code to listen to one of 13 soldiers as you went through the museum. The floor shook with cannons, and you felt the air of bullets zipping past your head in the simulation area. At the end of the tour, you... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina
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33 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This is one of the premier Civil War history sites in Virginia. A unique resource is several miles of hiking trails through the battleground which was the final Federal breakthrough of the war, and the beginning of the end for the Confederacy. Now the trails also link to the new Petersburg Battleground Trail.

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MINNEAPOLIS
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

There are numerous opportunities, for people of all ages, to become educated about many aspects of the Civil War - not just on site. They sponsor symposiums and other educational opportunities.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I went with my son and daughter 10 and 8 spent the entire day their for the 150th anniversary of the battle. There was a dedication ceremony to a man's great grandfather who fought in the battle from the Vermont corps. The Vermont unit of living history actors from Vermont came to do the dedication of a marker for 6... More 

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York, PA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
35 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

If you are visiting Petersburg for the Civil War experience, be sure to visit Pamplin Historical Park! Allot at least a half day to get the full benefit of its offerings. An original plantation great house, Tudor Hall, is located there and is open to the public. Original earthworks built by Confederate soldiers and the location of the Yankee break-through... More 

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Prince George, Virginia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This is the best Civil War Museum. You get not only a lot of facts, artifacts and pictures, but get to experience it from the soldier's perspective. Very nice displays and great outdoor areas to explore. If you can only visit one Civil War museum this is the one.

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191 reviews 191 reviews
54 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

It was raining and snowing the Saturday we tried to visit, so unfortunately, we did not explore the grounds as much as we might have under other circumstances. But what we saw was very enlightening. Of particular interest was the video inside the quarters of the enslaved people in the plantation area. Six different "characters" offered their opinions on the... More 

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York, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This privately owned site preserves the location and original earthworks of the break-through of Rebel fortifications by the Yankees at the end of the Petersburg siege in 1864. It includes nearby "Tudor Hall", the original plantation house of the Boisseau family who lived and farmed the land at the time of the battle, and the Banks House where General Grant... More 

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