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May 2017

Memorial Day Commemoration

May 29
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier will offer a full schedule of daily programs on Memorial Day, Monday May 29. The Park will open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and activities are included with regular museum admission. A special Memorial Day program will begin at 12:30 p.m. During this program, visitors will learn about a number of specific soldiers and their personal experiences during the Civil War. These “Voices of Valor” soldiers’ stories…

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July 2017

Independence Day

July 4
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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On Tuesday, July 4th, come for an Independence Day tribute. See an artillery firing and color guard demonstration. Join us for living history programs and demonstrations by costumed interpreters. See what life was really like for the common Civil War soldier, or explore what life was really like on an authentic 19th century plantation. There will also be a special History Talk entitled "The Civil War and the Fourth of July" by Dr. Paul Quigley, the James I. Roberson Associate…

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Teacher’s Institute

July 10 - July 14

This Teacher's Institute summer program is specially-designed for educators to study slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction through courses that combine engaging classroom learning with guided tours and hands-on activities. This 5-day program is worth 30 VDOE professional development points. 2017 Teacher's Institute topic: “Practical Applications for Teaching Slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction.” Reservations required.  Cost is $179 for Park Members, $199 for non-members.  Continental Breakfast is included each morning.  Lunch is on your own.  Space is limited.

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August 2017

To the Bitter End: The Surrenders of the Civil War Book Signing

August 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Grab your lunch and bring it with you to Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier for a "Brown Bag" lunch session and book signing with Robert Dunkerly, Park Ranger with the Richmond National Battlefield Park. Mr. Dunkerly will be speaking on the Confederate surrenders that ended the Civil War; the subject of his recently published book, To the Bitter End: Appomattox, Bennett Place, and the Surrenders of the Confederacy, which is part of the…

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October 2017

21st Annual Civil War Symposium: Generals We Love to Hate

October 20 - October 22
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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This year's annual symposium brings together seven outstanding scholars to discuss topics surrounding these controversial and contentious Civil War Generals. Friday evening through Sunday afternoon. Reservations are required. Featured speakers: Steve Engle, Florida Atlantic University General Don Carlos Buell A. Wilson Greene, Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier General Ambrose Burnside John Hennessey, Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park General Joseph Hooker Sam Hood, Huntington, West Virginia General John Bell Hood Brian Jordan, Sam…

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Battlefields Tour of Grant’s 5th Offensive

October 20 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Join Park Historians Edward Alexander and Gary Helm as they hit the road for a one-day tour on October 20, 2017 and the public is invited to join them. The tour will combine a walking/driving tour of the wartime fortifications southeast of Richmond, concentrating on what historians have come to call General Grant’s Fifth Offensive actions north of the James River Combined with other maneuvers southwest of Petersburg, the Fifth Offensive fighting north of the James River developed along a…

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Voices from the Shadows

October 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Experience the Park after dark as costumed guides lead you on a spine-chilling tour of the Park’s historical sites. Listen to haunting stories from the 19th century as you embark on a hair-raising tour by lantern light. Reservations required.

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Voices from the Shadows

October 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Experience the Park after dark as costumed guides lead you on a spine-chilling tour of the Park’s historical sites. Listen to haunting stories from the 19th century as you embark on a hair-raising tour by lantern light. Reservations required.

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December 2017

Tea & Tidings

December 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Celebrate the holidays at this annual Christmas event. Ladies and gentlemen in period dress will teach 19th century etiquette while serving gourmet holiday tea and tasty treats. Attendees will also learn history and holiday customs during the Civil War era, including traditional Christmas carols and stories. Reservations required.

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