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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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Groveland, FL
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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74 reviews 74 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
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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131 reviews 131 reviews
77 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 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

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