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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

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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Wow! Do not miss!!

We went to Pamplin and was so taken by the quality of the entire place. Our guide Ashley was of the best I have ever seen anywhere! The kids loved the outdoor gun drill and the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jim M
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to Pamplin and was so taken by the quality of the entire place. Our guide Ashley was of the best I have ever seen anywhere! The kids loved the outdoor gun drill and the musket exhibition. The indoor exhibitions were extremely well done and so educational. This is not to missed.

Thank Jim M
new jersey
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This private non-profit foundation-run park delivers a whole new insight into the Petersburg /Richmond end game. The facilities are incredible, with automation, dioramas and narrated earphone tour. It is WELL WORTH the admission, and is great for kids as well as serious students of the history.

1 Thank menckenman
Chicago, Illinoi
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The recommended time here is 2-4 hours, but we spent most of the day, except for an hour off-site to get lunch. The Civil War Soldier museum is SO well done, that if you stop to read and listen to everything you'll be there a long time. And I recommend you do so! Then the restored plantation home, the slave... More 

Thank Sharonov
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Reviewed 25 March 2017 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 

Thank Eric L
Durham, United States
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3 reviews
Reviewed 23 March 2017

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 

Thank Barbara S
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

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.

Thank klutchchris
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,845 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

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 

1 Thank Taylor B
Midlothian, Virginia
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

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 

Thank Flyway47
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Reviewed 3 March 2017 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!

Thank Ken W
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

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 

1 Thank Janet A
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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