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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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High quality reproduction of the civil war era

This place is very well done. They have a presentation you take with you that highlights a person from the civil war and what they went thru. Felt very amazed.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Utah
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68 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This place is very well done. They have a presentation you take with you that highlights a person from the civil war and what they went thru. Felt very amazed.

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

Thank you so much! Please come visit us again soon! More 

Schertz, TX
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Because this is a privately owned park, the actual history of the Civil War is presented without political overtones. Very refreshing for a history buff frustrated by the mismanagement and political correctness of the National Park Service Battlefields.

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

We're glad you enjoyed your visit! We aim the focus of our museum toward telling the stories of the common soldier during the Civil War-era. More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

An excellent presentation on the battle for Petersburg. The outdoor display lets you see the actual site of The Breakthrough which brought the siege to an end. Historical reenactments enhance the visit.

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

Thanks for your review! Come back soon! More 

Clarksburg, West Virginia
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

EXCELLENT self-guided tour which provides educational and interesting facts about the Civil War. GREAT activity for the whole family!

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

Thanks! Come on back for our guided tours, too! More 

Prince George, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Walk thru museum is great ...would recommend you include on your visit to this area. Great for family price is reasonable.

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

Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for your review! More 

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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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53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

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 1 helpful vote
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 

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