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Pamplin Historical Park

6125 Boydton Plank Rd, Petersburg, VA 23803-7494
+1 877-726-7546
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Very interesting

This museum focuses on the life of the soldier during the Civil War, and it is excellent. You get... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2017
Donna W
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Fallston, Maryland
step bank into history

visited the park, very nice facility. had a little trouble with information on the demo's... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2017
ronaldbyram
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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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."
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“civil war” (121 reviews)
“tudor hall” (10 reviews)
“audio tour” (14 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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6125 Boydton Plank Rd, Petersburg, VA 23803-7494
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+1 877-726-7546
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Reviewed 13 June 2017

This museum focuses on the life of the soldier during the Civil War, and it is excellent. You get an audio guide, and you can also choose to hear addition information as you go along. All the information is very interesting, and I learned a...More

Thank Donna W
MemberServices1865, Director of Marketing & Development at Pamplin Historical Park, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Thank you for the kind words! We focus on the ordinary soldier and tell the story of the everyday people impacted by the Civil War. Our historical interpreters provide a modern context for visitors and especially children which brings history alive.

Reviewed 9 June 2017

visited the park, very nice facility. had a little trouble with information on the demo's. (Rifle/Canon) thought there would be live demo. but only movies this day. nice walk around park. Got to watch school kids visiting do the hands on with a couple of...More

Thank ronaldbyram
MemberServices1865, Director of Marketing & Development at Pamplin Historical Park, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

It's good to hear that you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 24 May 2017

We visited 5/20/17 an were really impressed with the museum and historical trails/buildings. Not only was it very informative but we were able to hike for 4-5 miles and get our exercise for the day exploring The Main Loop and the Headwaters Trail.

Thank John E
MemberServices1865, Director of Marketing & Development at Pamplin Historical Park, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

We're glad that you enjoyed the Park! As you mentioned, we have about fives miles of our own trails and more leading into the NPS Petersburg National Battlefield. You could take in the whole day just exploring the trails of the Petersburg Campaign.

Reviewed 20 May 2017 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...More

Thank Jim M
MemberServices1865, Director of Marketing & Development at Pamplin Historical Park, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Thank you for your great review! We love turning kids and families on to history.

Reviewed 9 May 2017

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...More

2  Thank menckenman
MemberServices1865, Director of Marketing & Development at Pamplin Historical Park, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Many thanks for the great review!

Reviewed 8 May 2017

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...More

Thank Sharonov
MemberServices1865, Director of Marketing & Development at Pamplin Historical Park, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Many thanks for the kid words! Those who wish to make return trips and enjoy our inclusive special events, should consider a Park membership. This allows for year long access to the Park and museums and some special events.

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...More

Thank Eric L
MemberServices1865, Director of Marketing & Development at Pamplin Historical Park, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

We're glad that you enjoyed you visit with us! Check out our special events calendar for upcoming events which include living history.

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...More

Thank Barbara S
MemberServices1865, Director of Marketing & Development at Pamplin Historical Park, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Thank you for visiting the Park! We apologize for the technical problems. If you would like to contact us at (804) 861-2408 we would like to make this up to you.

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...More

Thank klutchchris
MemberServices1865, Director of Marketing & Development at Pamplin Historical Park, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Thank you for visiting! We are a privately operated park under the management of the Pamplin Foundation. As such we are not a part of the US National Park Service and thus charge admission. Unlike the government funded NPS were rely on private funds and...More

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...More

1  Thank Taylor B
MemberServices1865, Director of Marketing & Development at Pamplin Historical Park, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Thank you for sharing this in-depth summary of our story at Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier!

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Garks
24 March 2017|
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Response from Charles S | Property representative |
The General Admission fee is $13 for adults, $8 for children aged 6-12 and free for children 5 and under. There are also AAA, Military, Senior and group discounts available. Thanks so much for asking!
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Garks
24 March 2017|
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Hi Garks, General Admission is $13 Adults, $12 Seniors 62+/Active Military, $8 Children 6-12, Free Children 5 & under. Thank you for your interest.
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Maureen W
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After Labor Day our schedule is much the same as the rest of the year. Along with our four historic homes, four world-class museums, and 4 miles of battlefield trails, we also have many special events. Autumn is the season... More
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