Tag: living history

Tea & Tidings

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.

Voices from the Shadows

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.

Voices from the Shadows

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.

Art on the Battlefield

Painting, drawing, photography has traditionally been a significant part of capturing history, particularly that of the Civil War. We continue this artistic tradition by inviting artists to find inspiration at our battlefields and historic homes. Artists will be working all over the Park throughout day. Free admission for participating artists. Pre-registration is encouraged.

Independence Day

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… Read more »

Memorial Day Commemoration

On Monday, May 29th, join us for the Walk of Honor, a guided tour focusing on specific soldiers who fought and sacrificed in the area of the Breakthrough. Get a taste of what life was really like during the Civil War. See the Park’s Memorial Day ceremony, including an artillery firing, color guard, and the… Read more »

Mother’s Day Tea

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. Reservations required. Payment must be made in advance, $20 for Park Members and $24 for non-members. … Read more »

Breakthrough Battle Anniversary

  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… Read more »

Valentine Tea

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.