Spring Hours of Operation
The Park is open daily
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Journey back into the 19th Century at Pamplin Historical
Park and The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier! Listed on
the National Register of Historic Places, a Virginia Historic Landmark,
and a National Historic
Landmark, Pamplin Historical Park is recognized as one of America's
premier historical attractions and as the most innovative Civil
War history park in the country.
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on the site of the April 2, 1865 "Breakthrough," the battle that
ended the Petersburg Campaign and led to the evacuation of the Confederate
capital at Richmond, the Park's 424 acres include four award-winning
museums, four antebellum homes, living history venues, and shopping
facilities. The Park is located in Dinwiddie county, near Petersburg, Virginia.
National Museum of the Civil War Soldier forms the Park's centerpiece.
Here, the story of the 3 million common soldiers who fought in America's
bloodiest conflict is told in breathtaking fashion using the latest
museum technology. An impressive artifact collection is set amidst
lifelike settings. Interactive learning stations attract kids and
entire experience is keyed to an audio tour featuring the words
and "voices" of real participants in the war. Museums interpreting
plantation life, slavery in America, and the Breakthrough battlefield
of April 2, 1865 are within a short walk of the National Museum.
Park also offers three miles of interpreted trails winding through
some of America's best-preserved Civil War fortifications. Wheelchairs
and motorized scooters may be available for those needing assistance.
Pamplin Historical Park draws visitors worldwide. The Park has received
accolades from a wide range of national and regional media and has
been rated by AAA Automotive Club as a Gem attraction.
||"Walk along these fortifications, take
the time to learn something about the story of what happened
here, use the museum to understand who these men were, and the
past comes alive with a piercing immediacy that shakes you,
and shakes you hard."
New York Times
|"(Pamplin Historical Park) uses an impressive array of high-tech and interactive displays, artifacts and period costumed interpreters to provide an evenhanded view of the rank-in-file soldier experience during the Civil War."
- USA Today
| "The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier breaks ground that needs breaking; it will be a delight to watch it grow."
- The Washington Post, cover story in "Weekend" section
Museum of the Civil War Soldier has elevated the standard for
interpreting Civil War history through media and museums."
- Civil War Times Illustrated