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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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Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
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70 reviews 70 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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127 reviews 127 reviews
75 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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

Fontana, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We took our Grandkids to D.C. and Williamsburg and this is kind of on the way. I think this is our 5th visit to Pamplin Historic Park. If you have any interest in the Civil War this is a must do. The kids found the Museum of the Civil War Soldier interesting as they learned about their lives and what... More

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

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your feedback. More

Meadville, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit here. First we had a tour of the slavery section of the plantation and then went to contrast it with life on the Plantation itself (owners family). I learned a lot about how abolishing slavery affected plantations as well as details about cooking and laundering etc..that had to be done to keep everything running. Jason... More

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

Great, we're so glad you enjoyed your visit. Thanks so much for the feedback on Jason; we'll pass on your compliments to him and his supervisor. More

Hopewell
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Pamplin Historical Park is a must for the Civil War enthusiast. This park's theme is the Breakthrough Battle that took place in Dinwiddie County that ended the almost ten month Siege of Petersburg. The Museum of the Civil War Soldier with the audio tour will take at least an hour or more, then there are several outdoor attractions throughout the... More

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Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We've been to plenty of battlefields across the country, but this museum and the outdoor displays were the best I've seen anywhere. Museum of the Civil War Soldier was fabulous. Audio guide was informative. We broke up our visit with lunch at Guiseppes, which was only a few minutes away. Sandwiches, pizza, salad...good prices. Located in the heart of the... More

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

Wonderful, thanks for writing a thoughtful review. More

Ogden, Utah
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Great site. Well worth the entrance fee. Must have hit a slow day as there were only five cars in the parking lot. Audio tour is great. Outside exhibits are great. Some well preserved fortifications, decent buildings.

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

Great, thanks for the positive review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit. More

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This was a really nice civil war park. There are at no cost, headsets to use that give you more detailed info about the site. I would highly recommend using these outside too. You will need to leave a drivers license with them if you take the headsets outside so don't leave it in the car. I am not a... More

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

We are so glad to hear we stemmed your interest in the Civil War! Thank you for taking the time to write a thoughtful review. We appreciate your positive feedback. More

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