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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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Featuring the exciting National Museum of the Civil War Soldier, Tudor Hall...

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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A must - see

Excellent site with abundance of information and informative employees. Everything you could want in a historical site - an indoor museum with lots of exhibits, a gift shop, a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2016
Dona B
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Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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31 reviews
30 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This site has a small forested trail with Confederate Earthworks, but the highlight is the living history. Historic farmhouses, reconstructed slave cabins and battlefield earthworks, and a massive museum focusing on civil war battlefield camp life. Not as fun for a solo trip, but excellent for a school field trip. Museum staff were not too friendly. Visited Fall 2012.

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Richmond, Virginia
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Excellent site with abundance of information and informative employees. Everything you could want in a historical site - an indoor museum with lots of exhibits, a gift shop, a plantation home, recreated slave dwellings and some outdoor exhibits. Well done! Also, there are a lot of kid - friendly modifications.

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

Thank you for your kind review. Come back soon! More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

This park is where The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier is. Please read my review of it where I combined comments about this Park with my comments about the National Museum. To the visitor like me the two go 'hand-in-hand'. You'll enjoy the combined experience if you take the time to see the inside exhibits of the Civil... More 

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

That's right! Pamplin Historical Park is the home of four museums, including The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier, and four historic homes, including Tudor Hall Plantation. We're glad you enjoyed them all! More 

El Paso, Texas
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114 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

The Civil War comes to life in this gorgeous Park. The museum greets you from the parking lot, and has a nice little gift shop. The museum has a lot of exhibits, and you can take an audio-guided tour, which features "voices" of soldiers taken from the letters they wrote to families. They have a lot of authentic relics to... 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 enjoyed you visit and come you come back soon! More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

As I walked down a well-graded, nearly level trail along the well-preserved remains of the Confederate fortifications and trenches southeast of Petersburg, Virginia, I had one of my most thrilling experiences at a Civil War battlefield. Having read about the Siege of Petersburg in more than one book or article, I recognized ahead of me the very spot where the... More 

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

Wow! Thank you very much! You may also be interested in the special historical events and custom tours we offer. We've always got got something special planned. Members can learn even more, with behind-the-scenes tours, special invitations, and our membership newsletter. More 

Wirtz, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

Mr. Pamplin and his family have done a wonderful job restoring the park. We went on a day where there were not a lot of visitors, but that allowed the staff to share even more information than they already do. Everyone was kind, polite, and courteous. The grounds were clean and inviting. With so much to see, we spent the... More 

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

Thank you so much. We've put a lot of work into making the Park both fun and educational. We'd love to host you again! More 

New York City, New York
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

This entire site is very well organized and informative. We enjoyed a lovely afternoon and learned so much both through reenactments, movies and a wonderful museum. HIghly recommended as a must see

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

Thank you! Please come again! More 

Telford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

We had not planned to visit this historical site but due to the UCI race in Richmond we decided to give Richmond a miss and looked for something else to do. It turned out to be one of the best If not the best Civil War sites we visited in the U.S. The guides were very informative and showed a... More 

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

Thank you very much! Hopefully while you were visiting you found the plaque memorializing the British citizens that made contributions to the American Civil War. It was presented to the Park by the American Civil War British Memorial Association and now hangs in our Remembrance Wall arcade. Being from the UK it may hold special significance for you. More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Pamplin Historical Park puts you in the middle of the Civil War era just before and during the siege of Petersburg, Virginia. The outdoor exhibits are fantastic as is the imaginative and realistic indoor exhibit that lets you hear and see what the soldiers on both sides experienced on the battlefield. Be sure to get the free audio tour, which... More 

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

Wow! Thank you! We would love to have you back! More 

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44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

If you love history, civil war to be specific, you can't go wrong with this destination. It's very well organized and you can spend quite a bit of time checking out the replications and restorations. We enjoyed it.

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

Thanks for visiting! We're glad you enjoyed our park. More 

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