Pamplin Historical Park, Petersburg

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Located 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, Pamplin Historical Park is dedicated to learning about the American Civil War.
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  • We visited with two children ages 8 and 10 and our parents. Everyone enjoyed their visit. This park does a better job than most of making you feel like you are there. The exhibits are engaging and enj...  more »
  • This park is of great historic significance. The area is a part of the fortifications around Petersburg during the Civil War. Many of the activities are interactive and of particular appeal to childre...  more »
  • Myself and a few friends visited Pamplin Park last Friday for the first time. We happened to stumble upon the park on google looking for things to do in the area while passing through. From the moment...  more »
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  • Simply one of the best Civil War museums there are out there! There are portions of the battlefield and original earthworks, recreated earth works, museum, living history presentations, a theater, etc. etc. I loved this place, and I think that even people who aren't Civil War buffs would enjoy it. I actually learned some stuff here too, which is very cool. I love how they focus on the history, especially the history of the common soldier, rather than ideals in Washington policy or race as many other museums tend to do. It is a very interactive museum as well, with tons of displays, videos, artifacts, etc. This is a must-see for anybody interested in the Civil War!
  • Went on this trip with my son's school. Enjoy this tour very well. Our tour guide was Ashley and she kept the kids interested in all that she showed us. My favorite part was the audio in the museum and the artifacts behind glass. To see how life was during the civil war was amazing. I definitely want to return to see the rest of the park.
  • Wonderful tour of this historic battlegrounds! Tour guide was very descriptive and informative. Will definitely come back!
  • Very informative. Large facility. Pretty amazing stuff
  • Outstanding museum - One of the best museum experiences in the world. The tour through the exhibits is enhanced by an audio experience selected at the start. I wish Smithsonian would take a page from this museum's playbook and stop building their huge edifices that try to satisfy everyone but do little to inform the visitor in a meaningful way. Kudo's to the Pamplin family for creating a national treasure.

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