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Pamplin Historical Park, Petersburg

(4.7/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
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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  • 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 the...  more »
  • 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 minute...  more »
  • 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 overwhelm...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Very nice facility and well funded, not buisy or manned well on this Sunday afternoon. Mostly geared towards the elementary or middle school class tours during the week.🗿
  • This place is awesome! Probably the nicest museum that we've ever been to. Definitely a must see if you're in the petersburg area! They even have a big outdoor section and a tour out back that was very informative.
  • Because it give my baby a chance to learn about history and I will be returning without going on a field trip with my baby school and go with just me and her