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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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Very informative and interactive

I took my niece here to help her on a school report about the battles of Cold Harbor and the Siege of Petersburg. This is an incredibly well done facility and contains the land... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
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Knightdale, North Carolina
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Knightdale, North Carolina
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92 reviews 92 reviews
38 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I took my niece here to help her on a school report about the battles of Cold Harbor and the Siege of Petersburg. This is an incredibly well done facility and contains the land where the breakthrough occured on April 2, 1865. If you are student of the Civil War or just interested in the time period I highly recommend... More 

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Petersburg, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I Accompanied my son to Pamplin Park for a field trip. Great staff!! Fun and very informative. Nice and clean. Neat gift shop.

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Littleton, CO
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174 reviews 174 reviews
34 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I didn't know what to expect on my visit here but was blown away by the Breakthrough Battlefield tour and the Museum of the Civil War Soldier. The day of my visit was cold and rainy and although I was one of very few visitors, the staff was most accommodative and friendly. The museum is very informative, even for people... More 

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Virginia
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167 reviews 167 reviews
23 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This refurbished home and grounds contain an excellent museum depicting the life of the average soldier - the weapons, the clothing, the food they ate. There are many authentic items and they also have very creative "Living History" interactive learning stations for children, anti-bellum homes and walking trails across the battlefield.

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Petersburg, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The museum was very interesting, especially being able to follow your solidar thru the battle and see if he lives or dies. The grounds are kept up to 1800's battlefield scenes. You can see yourself walking with the other solidars into battle. Nice afternoon stroll or a whole day of education and entertainment.

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California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I wasn't sure what to expect here, thinking this might be more for children than the adults, but ended up really liking it, and to think I almost skipped it! It has interesting information that you really do not get at the nearby National Parks and Battlefields. It is very engaging and informative. It turned out to be one of... More 

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Leesburg, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

Great visit! If you get a chance, this is a wonderful escorted Civil War era plantation that allows us to get a snapshot of history. The museum is well maintained the narrated films educational. Nice bookstore for reference materials.

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Durham, North Carolina
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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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St. Petersburg, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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