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National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

6125 Boydton Plank Rd, Petersburg, VA 23803-7494
+1 804-861-2408
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Richmond BF

This might as well be the ranger station for Richmond battlefield and Melvern Hill BF since there... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2018
Devon B
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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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Part of Pamplin Historical Park, the Museum of the Civil War Soldier is the best museum of its type in the U.S.

The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier emphasizes the lives of the common soldier. It's... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2018
David B
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Richmond, Virginia
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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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6125 Boydton Plank Rd, Petersburg, VA 23803-7494
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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

This might as well be the ranger station for Richmond battlefield and Melvern Hill BF since there isn’t one out there and the museum gift shop sells souvenirs from it. Nice collection. Friendly staff.

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Reviewed 17 February 2018

The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier emphasizes the lives of the common soldier. It's interactive exhibits emphasize the conditions the soldiers lived in when they weren't facing the terrors of combat.

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

Studying history is becoming a lost form of study. My wife and I are heavy American Revolution addicts, and have read, seen, and watched about everything available. However, the Civil War is something that also needs to be studied and we enjoyed this very much.

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Reviewed 16 December 2017

This is one of the best Civil War Museums I've seen in the country. When you go please allow yourself plenty of time to do justice to the entire place. Please, if you go, do take the audio tour. It's excellent. By taking the tour...More

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Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

The museum is immaculately maintained and well curated. The audio guides are excellent, with substantial thought given to the selection of civil war soldier stories. Lots of love and attention to detail ensured we spent nearly six hours at the museum and surrounding buildings. Fantastic...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

This is one of the best museums I have ever found--anywhere. This is also the site for the "Breakthrough" battle that ultimately forced Lee's surrender. A must for history buffs, one can learn everything there is to know about the Civil War in this museum....More

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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

An amazing museum, antebellum homestead, civil war earthworks, gift store and more. A wonderful preservation of a divisive time in our country's history. Thank you to the Pamplin Family and other benefactors.More

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MemberServices1865, Director of Marketing & Development at National Museum of the Civil War Soldier, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Thank you for visiting and the kind words. It all started with historic preservation and the Pamplin Family purchasing the first 100-acre parcel in the early 1990s. You can follow our continuing work and happenings via the website or through our social media platforms, Facebook,...More

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Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Not only is there an excellent historical tour inside the main building but the outside campsites give kids an opportunity to see life as it was. They can dress up in clothes of the 1860's, play the games and hear a description and display about...More

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MemberServices1865, Director of Marketing & Development at National Museum of the Civil War Soldier, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Thank you for the kind words. Our 424-acre campus is full of museums, historic structures and fortifications for all to enjoy. Look for new upcoming events in the next year and our social media presence on Facebook, Twitter and LindedIn provide additional ways to keep...More

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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

I thought that this was a great museum for the family and kids. I have gone here multiple times and I enjoy it every time. Great location with great information.More

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MemberServices1865, Director of Marketing & Development at National Museum of the Civil War Soldier, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Thank you for visiting with us. If you are a frequent visitor, you might consider one of our new membership levels. It provides unlimited annual access to the Park and some events at a great price. Members also receive a newsletter and there are additional...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2017

Modern, clean, functioning multimedia, friendly staff and volunteers, and a wide range of information relating to life as a Civil War Soldier. The audio tour in the main building was easy to use (navigate) and I ran out of time before I ran out of...More

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MemberServices1865, Director of Marketing & Development at National Museum of the Civil War Soldier, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Thank you for visiting and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. If you plan to return, you may consider one of our new membership packages which might benefit families with annual unlimited access at an affordable price.

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