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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 1 week 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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Thank Patrick R
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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 

West Linn, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a little worried when we pulled into the parking lot, since there were very few other cars, but since it's usually packed with school tour groups, I guess we were lucky. This is such a beautiful park! We just strolled around the grounds talking with the employees dressed in historical grounds. They were very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful... More 

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

We're glad you enjoyed your visit, and that you came on a day you could get a bit more personalized attention from our guides and costumed interpreters. We are usually quite busy during the school group season, it's true. We also cater our programming to the season. Our Focus Weekends all Summer long let our returning visitors experience something different... More 

Sanatoga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

My wife, son, and I visited Pamplin after visiting Petersburg Battlefield and City Point; and boy are we glad we did! This place is partCivil War battlefield, and part civil war era plantation! We were happy to find that on the day of our visit we we just a few of the folks visiting. We decide to take a few... More 

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

Thanks for your review! We're glad you spent the day with us. We do have a lot to offer here at Pamplin Historical Park. A visit really can take a whole day, with our four museums, four historic homes, over 4 miles of trails through 24 acres of historic battlefields, plus costumed interpreters (like Travis) providing a glimpse into daily... More 

Salt Lake City, UT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Although we visited in late May, it was still really warm. We spent several hours there. We started with the movie, which we thought was excellent. Then we wondered out to the re-built fortifications. We next decided to walk over to the Hart Farm. I wouldn't make that choice again. The building isn't open so there is really not much... More 

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

Thanks for your thoughtful review. A good visit can take all day. We usually recommend our visitors begin with our main museum, but since you visited on a hot day then you probably did the best thing possible by saving the indoor exhibits for the warmest part of the day. Most people spend at least 45 minutes in the main... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

A great place for history buffs to visit. Walk through grounds, buildings and indoor museum with personal soldiers' stories.

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

Don't forget our four historic homes, for museums, 4+ miles of trails, and the largest, best preserved Civil War earthworks in America! Pamplin Historical Park is for more than just history buffs, too. Our exhibits and activities are designed to engage visitors of all kinds, from professional historians to casual families just looking for a fun educational experience. Thanks for... More 

Harrisburg, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

An absolutely amazing park. The museum has taken great care in creating a self guided tour for visitors. The museum is interactive and kept the attention of our young son.

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

Thank you for your kind review! We endeavor to make history fun and engaging to all of our visitors, regardless of age. In fact, we offer numerous programs just for families. Our Civil War Adventure Camp lets you live the life of a Civil War soldier in an overnight program. Regular camps are available for groups of 20 or more,... More 

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