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Pamplin Historical Park

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Address: 6125 Boydton Plank Rd, Petersburg, VA 23803-7494
Phone Number:
+1 877-726-7546
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Sat - Sun 08:30 - 17:00
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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Great piece of history. Spent several hours roaming around outside taking pics and touring the museum. I highly recommend it. Even on a chilly day you can enjoy the museum. Would... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Eric L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great piece of history. Spent several hours roaming around outside taking pics and touring the museum. I highly recommend it. Even on a chilly day you can enjoy the museum. Would love to come when they have all of the people in costume bringing everything to life. It's part of our American story. If you have the opportunity to come... More 

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Durham, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hi there, We really enjoyed our visit. We arrived in the afternoon and should have had plenty of time to see what we wanted. However, I decided to go to one of the movies and wasted at least 30 minutes of my time there due to a malfunction. It would have been nice to at least give me a free... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pamplin isn't free...that is aggravating .. but it is a worthwhile experience. plan on spending a good bit of the day. you will have to ,,[ to get your money's worth.] the kids may get a bit overwhelmed and fussy.. but it is a manageable thing in that the somewhat interactive nature will hold their attention.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What began in 1991 as an effort to preserve a threatened Civil War battlefield near Petersburg, Virginia, has evolved into one of the finest history and heritage travel destinations in the country. It is all part of the culmination of the Civil War, which begins with the siege of Petersburg and ends with Lee's Retreat to Appomattox. In between, visitors... More 

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Midlothian, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very moving dialogue provided of actual soldiers telling their story of life during "the breakthrough". You get to pick the soldier from the side of your choice {blue or gray}. To experience this park is to "live" the period you are invited to walk through. You can almost see the casualties all around you as you walk the trails around... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Blown away! Really great historical park that gives you all kinds of perspectives and personal experiences of participants in this battle. Quality presentations abound. Nice trails. Great experience!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I will agree with other reviews...this is one of the best museum experiences I can remember. My husband is very interested in Civil War history, and I love any history, so I researched a lot online before our weekend visit to Richmond to maximize our weekend visit. We started at the NPS Petersburg National Battlefield, and it was fine. But... More 

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Charles S, Manager at Pamplin Historical Park, responded to this review

Janet A - we cannot thank you enough for your wonderful and informative review! I'm just sorry you and your husband didn't get to see everything! Be sure to give us a call if you are ever back in the area. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

We've been twice -- even bought a membership! Relaxing, informative with both inside and outside exhibits. Enjoyed following the lives of civil war soldiers and hearing personal stories of their lives.

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

Thank you for your membership! Members receive free admission to the Park, including all four museums, fours historic homes, and nearly 4 miles of historic battlefield trails. Members also get various other perks, including exclusive pricing on special events & tours, discounts in our shop, our quarterly newsletters, and more. Memberships are available as gifts as well - there's something... More 

Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

This park is incredible. It strives to give you all of the narratives and not just one side or the other. The Union, Confederates, enslaved, free, and civilians are all treated with the utmost respect, that is not done in most other museums. It's quite a unique place, with living history in a truly historic setting, the actual site of... More 

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

Thank you for the review. A visit can take all day - most of our guests require around four hours to visit our museums, historic homes, and battlefield exhibits. We recommend that you bring comfortable shoes and a curious spirit as you walk in the footsteps of the men and women that lived through one of the most turbulent times... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Pamplin Park is a privately run museum devoted to recording the history of the Civil War in Central Virginia. It has 2 museums, a working Civil War era farm and home, and sections of preserved battlefield. The main museum has a really nice audio tour that is included with your admission fee. Definitely the best Civil War site and museum... More 

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

Thank you very much! We do cover the Civil War in Central Virginia, plus we focus on the Petersburg Campaigns (sometimes called the Siege of Petersburg). Specifically, we tell the story of The Breakthrough Battle of April 2, 1865, which happened on our property. Our battlefield was where Union forces overran the Confederate defenses of Petersburg. This event triggered the... More 

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