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Pamplin Historical Park

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Address: 6125 Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg, VA 23803
Phone Number: 877-726-7546, 804-861-2408
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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 great stop!

Our group had a fantastic time at Pamplin Historical Park. The staff was courteous, knowledgeable, and friendly and the museum and grounds were interesting and well-maintained... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Jules S
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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Our group had a fantastic time at Pamplin Historical Park. The staff was courteous, knowledgeable, and friendly and the museum and grounds were interesting and well-maintained. Hope to return someday!

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

We hope you do come back someday! Thanks for your review! More 

Houston, TX
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49 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately due to time constraints and weather problems, we were only able to visit the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier. This exhibit was well worth the stop in itself, as it presented an insight not addressed in other civil war museums; the life and experiences of the common soldier when not in battle. I'm sure this exposure would... More 

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

Thanks for your review. We'd love to have you back soon. More 

Williston, Vermont
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The fact that you are given headphones and pick your soldier - whose story is revealed as you walk through the museum - makes history real. The museum is beautifully laid out with indoor and outdoor exhibits, complete with background sounds of camps, activities, and battles that change automatically as you walk from room to room. This kept our 5... More 

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

That's wonderful to hear! We're glad your family got so much out of your visit. Thank you for your review. More 

Pawleys Island, South Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Didn't know what to expect for a Civil War site managed by a private historical firm compared to the high standards of the National Park Service. I was pleasantly surprised at the overall quality of the facility, artifacts, reproduction earthworks, trails and the overall experience. The various length walking trails were very good in telling the stories of those encamped.... More 

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

Our costumed living history guides are always happy to speak in-depth about life during the Civil War. Please come back soon! More 

Victorville, California
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This museum is unique in that you choose who you want to be as you follow them through the audio tour of the Civil War museum. It also has a living history museum, plantation, and battlefield outdoors. It is enjoyable for all ages, and would be perfect for school field trips. Unfortunately, I'm a teacher from California, so not very... More 

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

It's wonderful that you got so much out of your visit! Thank you for your kind review. Please come back again! More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I'm a lover of visiting civil war battlefields. I usually skip museums and such because they are often too "busy" and I would rather be on the field. Stopped at Pamplin to kill some time before going home. Best stop of my visit! The museum is first rate taking you in depth into the life of a civil war soldier.... More 

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

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for your kind review! More 

Basking Ridge
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Great for people who are interested in the Civil War. Wonderful tour leader in Will Greene. Very congenial group of people

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

Thank you so much! Along with the Spring Tour that you were on, we also host an annual Civil War Symposium as well as a Member's Tour every Fall. More 

Greenville, South Carolina
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This is a museum with a different target. They want the guest to be a participant rather than an observer. As a Civil War Geek I like both approaches but Pamplin makes it very enjoyable. This is a tremendous place to take children as well a learning opportunity for all. They even offer overnight programs for groups which are getting... More 

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

Thank you so much! We host adult groups of all ages at our Civil War Adventure Camps, too. More 

escondido
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28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Liked both the museum and the outdoor living history area. We got there early, so the parking lot was empty. nice area outside with antebellum home and tobacco farm and slave quarters. Museum is inside with air conditioning.

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

Thank you for your review. Come back again soon! More 

Colonial Heights, Virginia
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Took a great school trip last year to this park. The tour guides were very informative and very enjoyable.

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

We're glad your group enjoyed your visit. Thank you for the kind review! More 

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Additional Information about Pamplin Historical Park

Address: Address: 6125 Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg, VA 23803
Phone Number: 877-726-7546, 804-861-2408
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Petersburg
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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