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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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What a jewel!

We spent a week in Petersburg touring Civil War sites. We did Pamplin last and it was the highlight of the trip. What a bargain! This was about $12 bucks each and i would have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a week in Petersburg touring Civil War sites. We did Pamplin last and it was the highlight of the trip. What a bargain! This was about $12 bucks each and i would have paid $50, having known how good and tasteful it is. The "Trial By Fire" in the museum part is amazing! Disney World attractions have nothing... More 

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

Wow! Thanks so much! We aim to keep the Civil War relevant and engaging for visitors of all ages and interest levels. There should be something here for everyone from the hardcore Civil War historians to a first-time museum goer. There is so much to share about this important part of our shared history. With the option of following a... More 

East Meadow, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was an awesome and beyond interesting historical site. It was definitely one of the best museum-like places I 've ever been to. It tells the story of the beginning of the end of the Civil War with great interactive displays, large panoramic scenes and personal accounts in written and verbal forms. The grounds are precisely on the Battle of... More 

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

Thanks for the review! We do have a lot to offer here - the typical visit usually takes about four hours. A lot of our visitors enjoy coming back more than once for our dynamic exhibits and special events. For example, our Duty Called Me Here exhibit lets visitors select a real soldier and follow his story through the Civil... More 

Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thought the park was excellent! It was a slow day at the park with few visitors so we received one on one tours and demonstrations. Was great to be able to ask questions and not have to worry about time constraints. Everyone at the park was knowledgeable and friendly. We did spend the almost an entire day at the... More 

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

Thank you for your review. Our audio tours are included as part of our Duty Called Me Here exhibit, but visitors can choose to use the headsets outside at our authentic antebellum homes, on the battlefield trails, and around the fortification reconstructions. The audio guides are good at putting visitors in the shoes of the soldiers that fought here over... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very authentic presentations of what it was like to be a soldier during the American Civil War. Large facility with many varied things to study. Leave yourself at least 4 hours to see most of it. You could easily make this an all day visit. You may get tired, but you will not be bored.

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

Thanks for the review. We do have a lot to see here, with our four museums, four historic homes, and more than 4 miles of trails around over 400 acres of Civil War battlefield. Most visitors spend about 4 hours, and they usually leave wanting to come back for more. With special events like our Focus Weekends, History Talks, and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

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 July 28, 2016

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 July 25, 2016 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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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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