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Pamplin Historical Park

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Address: 6125 Boydton Plank Rd, Petersburg, VA 23803-7494
Phone Number: 18048612408
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Featuring the engaging National Museum of the Civil War Soldier, Tudor Hall...

Featuring the engaging National Museum of the Civil War Soldier, Tudor Hall Plantation, a recreated Military Encampment, and some of the best preserved earthworks in existence, this 424-acre park relives the life and times of a soldier during America's "War Between the States."

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Exceptional Museum of the life of the Civil War Soldier

This includes the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier. Very well done with a exceptionally good audio tour. It also includes exhibits on southern life during the period.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Annapolis
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Guess I'm just cheap lol Didn't want to pay the $12.50 admission fee. So, just bought something from gift shop. I'm sure the grounds would have been great

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1 Thank Debbie C
MemberServices1865, Public Relations Manager at Pamplin Historical Park, responded to this review

Oh, no! We really do have a lot going on. Most visitors stay for at least four hours, and it could take you all day. You missed out on our four museums, four historic homes, and our trails through historic battlefields and some of the best preserved Civil War earthworks in the country. Add in our custom tours, focus weekends,... More 

Annapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This includes the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier. Very well done with a exceptionally good audio tour. It also includes exhibits on southern life during the period.

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

Thank you for your review. The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier is a part of what we offer, along with three other excellent museums that focus on different aspects of life during the Civil War era. We also offer custom guided tours that complement the experiences we offer here. Tours are for groups of any size, and are... More 

Lynchburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not a museum in the traditional sense or in a location you might think. It is however authentic, cast figures and living history in the wilderness where the civil war took place. Awesome adventure back in time. Very educational and interesting for all ages.

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

Thanks for the review! We tell the story of common soldiers, Union and Confederate, and what they saw and experienced through the Civil War. A lot of places focus on the famous names of history. What makes us different is that we help visitors put themselves in the shoes of the average person living through those difficult times. It's not... More 

Oakton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spend a day at Pamplin Historical Park. Since the weather forecast was a hot day, we started outside viewing the Field Quarter. There is a wonderful video in the white building there that gives you a little insight into the view of slavery by people in the 1850's. Our next stop was the Fortifications exhibit. I had no idea... More 

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

Thank you so much for your thorough review! We often hear from our visitors how surprised they are at how much there is to see and do here. We recommend that guests set aside at least 4 hours if they are coming for the very first time. Visitors also have the opportunity to listen to the true stories of different... More 

Oxford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Privately owned park and museum. Great wealth of history and the headsets included were an added asset. This is a treasure.

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

Thank you for your review. We are indeed a privately owned facility, receiving no federal or state funding. We follow our mission of preservation and education based purely on attendance and donations from members of the public. We also love our generous volunteer staff, who are an incredible resource. Anyone can get involved or donate to the Park mission by... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very well preserved. Touring the buildings and seeing how they were used during the battle, really brings the realities of the historical event to life. Walking the grounds make you feel you were there at the time.

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

Thank you for your review. Historic preservation is a major facet of our mission, and we're glad that you got so much out of our interpretation and presentation of our historic homes. Our costumed interpreters add a lot of content to the site, too. For instance, our Focus Weekend programs that happen during the summer & fall help visitors to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful place very informative staff a must see for Civil War enthusiasts. Went there with family on the way back from North Carolina and stopped to see what was there and had an awesome time.

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

Thanks for your review! We're glad you took the time to visit us on your trip. We're a great place for a traveling family to spend an afternoon - or even a full day. Only half an hour from downtown Richmond, near where I-85 and I-95 meet, we're easy to get to and well worth the time. Come by again... More 

Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

I came here with a tour group, and just loved it. This could really take all day to see. The museum is interactive. You choose a real Civil War soldier who fought at Petersburg, and they plug it into a headset/mp3 player for you. As you go from exhibit to exhibit, you can hear great narration of the exhibit, as... More 

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

Wow - thank you for your very kind review! A visit really does take most of a day, with most people spending about 4-5 hours taking in our 4 museums, 4 historic homes, and our battlefields and trails. We also offer special programs like the Civil War Adventure Camp, an immersive overnight experience. This program is for groups, but the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

We were traveling with our boys, ages 11 and 13. The older loves Civil War..the younger not so much. ..but he loved Pamplin. Interactive and wonderful guides made the day interesting and educational for the whole family.

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

That's great to hear! Part of our mission is to help any guest find something they can get excited about, from the casual family visitors to the hardcore history buffs. The audio tours included as part of our Duty Called Me Here exhibit really helps the story of the common Civil War soldier come alive. Thank you for your review,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

We were looking for something to do since we were staying home July 4th weekend. What a treat it was to find pamplin park! Growing up in the south, we have a lot of experience with civil war sites. I have to say, this was different. There is not only the plantation and the battlefield, but interactive exhibits and demonstrations.... More 

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

It's great to hear how the whole family enjoyed your visit with us. We strive to keep our historical topics interesting and accessible to visitors of all levels, from young school children to committed Civil War buffs. We run living history programs and camp life demonstration daily, and most weekends have something special like our Summer Tour Series and Focus... More 

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