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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 #2 of 18 Attractions in Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Military Museums, Parks, Amusement/ Theme Parks, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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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."

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Leesburg, Georgia
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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298 attraction reviews
306 helpful votes 306 helpful votes
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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Lawton, Oklahoma
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6 reviews 6 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

We visited the Pamplin historical park after we visited The Crater battlefield, wish we would have visited the historical park first. I admit I was surprised. It was an awesome experience!!!! We really enjoyed ourselves. They should publicize the historical park more, it is an unknown gem.

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Groveland, FL
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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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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103 reviews 103 reviews
22 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
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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