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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
Owner description: Featuring the exciting National Museum of the Civil War Soldier, Tudor Hall and a recreated...
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Type: Historic Sites, Military Museums, Parks, Amusement/ Theme Parks, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Miami, Florida
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365 reviews 365 reviews
86 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Pamplin Historical Park is a place to exercise, learn, reflect, and enjoy. An important resource for Civil War education and research, the Pamplin Foundation is also an important guardian of hallowed ground, the location of the final breakthrough of the Confederate line at Petersburg, forcing Lee's final retreat to Appomattox.

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Sarasota, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

This site encompasses a museum of the Civil War Soldier, a plantaion house and grounds and a battlefield with good trails for three different length walks - all on mostly level ground, including an encampment and another museum of the Breakthrough Battle for Richmond. Costumed interpreters, movies. Excellent place to visit, but no food on premises.

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Petersburg, Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Pamplin is a very interesting nice place to go for a family outing. We have taken out of town guests there and they always enjoy their "trip" through the Civil War BUT personally, after going there several times It gets kind of boring.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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124 reviews 124 reviews
64 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

Wonderful combination of living history/museum. Outstanding earthworks and trenches to see--some dating to the Civil War, some reconstructed. Strong interpretation of an important, little studied moment in US Civil War--the fall of fortifications at Petersburg led imminently to the surrender ending the war. Walkable grounds have good stroller/wheelchair access. Reasonable entry fee, attractive grounds with interesting-looking buildings (main building w/shop,... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

This is an awesome Civil War park! A must see! The guided tour through the grounds with interpretive tales of journeys, warfare, and daily soldier living brought the surroundings to life. The museum has the best array of Civil War artifacts and multi-media displays I have ever seen! I really liked the self-guided museum using the earphones. You can chose... More 

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Morgantown PA
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122 reviews 122 reviews
28 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Plan on at least 3.5 hours,taking the Tudor Home tour, the museum with self guided headset, the video in the slaves quarters is a real "eye opener".

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Richmond, Virginia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
28 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

My family has visited PHP several times, seeing history come to life with the re-enactors and having the audio tours are wonderful. Easy on and off I-85, several fast food places, put venture south on Rt 1 to Guiseppes Italian....yummo!

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Richmond, Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

I took some friends to Pamplin Park recently and couldn't believe what a wonderful job they had done depicting the Civil War from the perspective of so many different groups in society. The movie presentation was also excellent and conveyed the message of healing that is still ongoing in many respects. Walking through the army "camp" helped us to visualize... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

Really surprised how well done this museum is. Great exhibits and use of multimedia make it very interesting and the battle that it documents is very important but not widely talked about. Well worth the trip to see this.

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Denmark
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

This is an absolutely great place! I spend a full day here and could have used more time! The guides are great, the museum about reel soldiers fate is fantastic.

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