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Breakthrough Living History Weekend

April 7 @ 9:00 am - April 8 @ 5:00 pm


Join us as we remember the 153rd Anniversary of the Breakthrough Battle which ended the Petersburg Campaign and forced the Confederate withdrawal from Richmond. The Park hosts a full schedule of activities and programs for walk-in visitors each day. Visitors will have the opportunity to drill with the troops, cook soldier’s food, watch battle demonstrations, learn about etiquette and period clothing and listen to period music and more. All programs and activities are included with Park admission. Call (804) 861-2408 for more information.






Preliminary Schedule

Saturday, April 7, 2018

10:00-10:20       Rifle Demonstration at NMCWS by Park staff Interpreter and selected reenactors.

10:30- 10:50      “Death From Afar:” Civil War Sharpshooters at the Military Encampment

11:00-11:45       “Your Other Left:” Camp of Instruction at Freedom Garden

12:00-12:30       “With Fife and Drum” at the Freedom Garden

12:35-12:55       Battlefield Tour Overview- Freedom Garden to Breakthrough Point

1:00-1:50            Lecture- Michael C. Hardy “General Lee’s Immortals: The Branch/Lane Brigade” at the Education Center

2:00-2:20            “Defend the Works” at the Fortification Display

2:30-3:15            “Belles, Hoops, and Parlors” at Battlefield Center Multi-purpose Room

3:30-4:30            “Songs of the Civil War” at Banquet Room at NMCWS

Sunday, April 8, 2018

10:00-10:45       Hart Farm Breakthrough Tour

11:00-11:45       “Your Other Left”: Camp of Instruction at the Hart Farm

12:00-12:30       “With Fife and Drum” at the Hart Farm

12:30-1:00          “Death From Afar” at the Hart Farm

1:00-1:45            “Belles Hoops and Parlors” at the Hart Barn

2:00-3:00            “Hold the Line” Reenactment of the Battle of Jones Farm at the Hart Farm

3:15-3:45            “The Awful Aftermath” Civil War Surgery

4:00-4:45            The Breakthrough at the Hart Farm Walking Tour


April 7 @ 9:00 am
April 8 @ 5:00 pm
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Pamplin Historical Park


Pamplin Historical Park
6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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