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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. The Haversacks & Hardtack String Band will also perform Civil War era songs and ballads from 12:00 -1:00 pm in the Battlefield Center 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…

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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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September 2017

War upon Our Border: Two Ohio Valley Communities Navigate the Civil War – Book Signing & Lecture

September 16 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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The American Civil War played out in countless communities across the divided nation. How those locales experienced the conflict depended on many factors other than just geography. Come hear Stephen Rockenbach, Professor of History at Virginia State University, discuss how Corydon, Indiana, and Frankfort, Kentucky, evolved over the conflict’s four years due to the turmoil and social upheaval that the Civil War brought to these two towns. A limited amount of copies of Dr. Rockenbach’s book will be available for purchase…

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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 Tim Talbott 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 series…

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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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November 2017

Reflect & Respect: African-American History Weekend

November 18 @ 9:00 am - November 19 @ 5:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Come learn about the richness of African-American history and heritage at Pamplin Historical Park and The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier. There will be plenty of educational and entertaining offerings both days, including tours, presentations, living history performances, music, storytelling, demonstrations and much more.

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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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