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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 look at the life of a Civil War Soldier

Not sure what to say about disliked. This is a private collection and park. A big property with lots of trees. This allows them to reconstruct the earthworks as it would look when... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
Ronald M
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Giddings, United States
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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94 reviews 94 reviews
36 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I had a bad experience, which in itself was unavoidable by the attraction management, but their handling of it exhibited a blatant unconcern for their visitors' health, safety and convenience. They saw only their problem, but not how it affected their customers. The employees do not communicate with each other or their customers. They have no alternative plans for emergencies... More 

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

Thank you so much for your candid review. We appreciate your honesty and apologize for your experience. Our Banquet Room is open for catered meals by reservation, although we do offer some snacks with our vending options. The regular adult ticket price is $12.50, and the Senior/Military price is $11.50. We offer a AAA discount of 10% and discounts for... More 

Giddings, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Not sure what to say about disliked. This is a private collection and park. A big property with lots of trees. This allows them to reconstruct the earthworks as it would look when the confederates first built them. Original earthworks still wind through the property. A museum that has a good collection of civil war era artifacts as well. We... More 

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

We're so glad you enjoyed your experience! Thank you for the positive comments. More 

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

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

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

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

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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105 reviews 105 reviews
33 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
35 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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