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February 2017

Valentine Tea

February 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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At Pamplin Historical Park’s Valentine Tea ladies and gentlemen in period dress will teach guests 19th-century etiquette while they enjoy gourmet tea and snacks. Attendees will also learn about the history of Valentine’s Day and traditions of romantic courtship during the Civil War era. Reservations required. Seating at 2:00pm.

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April 2017

Breakthrough Battle Anniversary

April 1
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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  Walk in the footsteps of Civil War soldiers as we remember the historic Battle of the Breakthrough. The Park hosts a full schedule of events for walk-in visitors including a special talk by historian Michael McCarthy on his recently released book, “Confederate Waterloo: The Battle of Five Forks, April 1, 1865.”   A special schedule of events will be available to guests who register in advance, and will include guaranteed seating at Michael McCarthy’s talk, a boxed lunch, and…

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12th Annual Spring Tour: Defending Richmond

April 27 - April 30

Join A. Wilson Greene and local historians as we examine the various efforts to capture the Confederate capital. Highlights include visits to the Seven Days Battlefields, North Anna, Haw’s Shop, Totopotomoy Creek, and Cold Harbor. We will also explore the Confederate defenses north of the James and at Drewry’s Bluff. Also on the agenda are visits to the White House of the Confederacy, Tredegar Iron Works, and Belle Isle Prison. Please click here for a flyer with additional details.

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History Talk and Book Signing

April 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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We sometimes forget that the Civil War played out on the home front as well as on the battlefield. In fact, for Southern civilians, the home front too often became scenes of conflict. Please join us as author Courtney Soling Smith discusses the research that served as the basis for her recently released novel, Lies Based on True Stories. Her talk, “Digging Up History: Uncovering Interesting Facts about Daily Life during the Civil War,” will begin at 1:00 pm and…

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May 2017

Mother’s Day Tea

May 13
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Bring Mom for a special treat the Saturday before Mother’s Day. Hosted by our living history interpreters, you’ll enjoy an afternoon of gourmet teas and tasty treats while learning 19th-century ladies traditions, etiquette, parlor games, and antebellum society life. Live music and a period fashion show are new additions for attendees to enjoy. Reservations required. Payment must be made in advance, $20 for Park Members and $24 for non-members.  Seatings at 10:00am and 2:00pm.  Space is limited.

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Home School Day

May 23 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier is offering a special field trip program this May for home school families and associations. Home School Tours at Pamplin Historical Park include educational programs that use fun, participatory learning techniques to teach historical lessons about life in the nineteenth century. Each Home School Tour includes a visit to the award-winning exhibit Duty Called Me Here and two hands-on programs, Plantation Life, and A Civil War Soldier’s Life, led…

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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 “One Soldier’s Civil War” stories…

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