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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 16 attractions in Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Washington DC
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I visited this park several weeks ago with a couple of friends, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Lovely park, excellent exhibits, friendly and knowledgeable staff. Very easy to find. Highly recommended, especially for Civil War buffs.

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Henderson, KY
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

This is a must, I would say this is like the Disney World of the Civil War. Great walking area because you can see the earth works very well as well as the farm house & slave homes. The museum was very informative.

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

Thanks so much for your thoughtful response! More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

An excellent experience. Very sympathetic to the soldier's experience on both sides. Trails are an easy walk with ample interpretive displays. Highly recommended for all. Also great for school groups and Scouts.

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

Wonderful! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for taking the time to draft a thoughtful review. More

Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
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107 reviews 107 reviews
54 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We visited last weekend and it was a wonderful experience. So informative and interesting. Our favorite part was walking the grounds and going through the houses. The sheep and baby goats were so cute. I loved walking and seeing how people lived so long ago. It was really amazing. The museum was very informative. We saw some really neat bullets... 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 for taking the time to write a positive review! More

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

a complete experience - incredibly educational and thorough treatment of the Civil War experience. Well worth the trip for young and old alike. Probably the best $12 we have ever spent. We must go again soon as there is still much to see and enjoy. The staff was incredibly welcoming and informative. Very very impressive.

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

Wonderful, thanks so much for taking the time to respond. We appreciate your positive feedback. More

Crewe, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Visited with the museum of the civil war soldier. Walk among the earthworks where the deciding battle of the civil war took place. Awe inspiring.

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La Canada Flintridge, California
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41 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

We were here on a Tauck tour. This is a private park. It is terrific. The concept is unique in that you assume the role of a soldier, either Union or Confederate, with about twelve to choose from. Then as you go through the exhibits, the audio you have tells you various aspects about your soldier including his final fate.... More

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

Great! Thanks so much for taking the time to write a thoughtful response. We appreciate your positive feedback. More

Baltimore, Maryland
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222 reviews 222 reviews
43 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We visited Pamplin during the federal gov't shutdown, so I can't compare it to the national battlefield in Petersburg. But I can say that Pamplin is an outstanding Civil War site, with remarkable examples of the trenches built during the siege of the city and a fascinating focus on the day that Union forces broke through these fortifications. There is... More

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

Thanks for your nice comments. We appreciate you helping to spread the word! More

Epsom, UK
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Go here if you are i the area. It is a well thought out and planned historical park that really helps you to get a real sense of the last great battles of the civil war with real earth works and recreations. That there were multiple things to see including an antebellum plantation house that also showed how it was... More

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

Great, thanks for your excellent review; we strive to do the best we can as a non-profit. More

Lynchburg, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I visited Pamplin Historical Park on Saturday October 12 along with my cousin and her husband who were visiting Virginia from Atlanta. We were there about 3 hours but we really could have spent the entire day. It is fabulous. All the displays are very well done. The displays not only grab your attention but also provide you with interesting... More

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Thanks for the nice comments, we appreciate it! More

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