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This summer Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier is offering educators an opportunity to study the Civil War and Reconstruction through classes that combine classroom experience with tours and hands-on activities at Pamplin Historical Park.

TI seminars

We are offering two seminar programs this year; a 5-day program and a compressed, 3-day program. Each program has a different theme, so you can pick your favorite or take both.

For the Teacher's Institute seminar registration flyer, click here.

TI Rally Camp

Teacher's Rally Camp is an overnight program at our popular Civil War Adventure Camp facility. Live the life of a Civil War soldier for a weekend!

For the Teacher's Rally Camp registration flyer, click here.

TI Teachers Day Out

Our Teacher's Day Out program will focus on the student experience, putting you in their shoes. Features lesson and methodology discussion. It's a field trip for teachers!

For the Teacher's Day Out registration flyer, click here.

Learn new teaching methods, activities, and strategies to use in the classroom that will engage students as they learn about slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction. Exchange ideas with colleagues from a wide range of educational backgrounds and experiences. Tour area sites and realize the wealth of educational resources available in central Virginia. Discover ways to make history dynamic, meaningful, and alive in your classroom.

Interested in signing up for one of the Civil War Teacher’s Institute programs?
Registration for all Teacher's Institute programs begins January 25.

Students may sign up by calling 804-861-2408 or emailing

Tuition may be paid by check, cash, or credit.
All Teacher's Institute programs are eligible for VDOE Professional Development Points for license recertification

All Teacher's Institute programs will be conducted at Pamplin Historical Park near Petersburg, Virginia.

Full overnight accomodations and meals are provided for Rally Camp participants at our Civil War Adventure Camp facilities.

Participants in our other Teacher's Institute programs may stay at the Holiday Inn Petersburg North - Fort Lee or Hampton Inn Petersburg - Southpark Mall in Colonial Heights (15 minutes from the Park) at discounted rates.
Tell the booking agent you are with the “Pamplin Historical Park Summer Institute” to get these rates.

Holiday Inn Holiday Inn Petersburg North - Fort Lee: 804-520-5880
Hampton Inn Hampton Inn Petersburg - Southpark Mall: 804-520-7333
Holiday Inn Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Petersburg/Dinwiddie: 804-315-2621
Holiday Inn Comfort Inn Petersburg - Fort Lee: 804-732-2000

For more information about the Civil War Teacher's Institute, please contact Amanda Bennett at


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