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25th Park Anniversary Celebration

May 26, 2019 @ 9:00 am - May 27, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for a celebration to remember what began in 1991 as a historic preservation effort, which resulted in a phone call and the multi-million dollar Pamplin Historical Park that you see and experience today.

Activities will be taking place each day. Sunday begins with the opening of the new 25th Anniversary Exhibit featuring artifacts not previously seen by the public. Families will enjoy children’s book readings, a period baseball game, a period dance school, scavenger hunt and crafts. A special time capsule dedication will take place to leave a lasting legacy of the Park to be opened in fifty years. Monday will start with a 25th Anniversary Ceremony at The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier and then transition into a Memorial Day Commemoration to include a wreath laying, honor guard presentation, artillery firing and the playing of Taps. Other demonstrations will take place throughout the day.

Activities are included with regular daily admission with the exception of the craft activity where separate fees apply .


Pamplin Historical Park 25th Anniversary Weekend

Scheduled events

Sunday, May 26

10:00 am – 10:20 am       Opening of PHP 25th Anniversary Exhibit (Battlefield Center)

10:30 am – 10:50 am       Children’s Book Reading (Battlefield Center Theater – Family Under Fire)

11:00 am – 11:45 am        Period Baseball Game (Battlefield Center Field)

12:00 am – 12:45 pm       Time Capsule Deposit (Tudor Hall)

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm            Breakthrough Battlefield Tour (Preservation Focused)

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm            Children’s Book Reading (Military Encampment – Pink and Say)

2:00 pm – 2:45 pm            Jamestown Youth Choir

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm            Children’s Book Reading (Tudor Hall Front Yard Shade – Henry’s Freedom                                              Box)

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm            Period Dancing School (Cafe and Banquet Room)

4:15 – 4:30 pm                  Scavenger Hunt and Photo Contest Winners Announced (Café)

5:00 – 5:45 pm                  26 North Carolina Brass Band Performance (Indoors – Rotunda – NMCWH)

Ongoing throughout the day:

Scavenger Hunt

Period games at Tudor Hall

Crafts (pay for play; string buzzers at Tudor Hall, mini-signal flags at the Military Encampment)

Monday, May 27

8:30 am – 10:00 am            Members Breakfast RSVP & membership required to attend ($15/person in                                              Banquet Room)

10:00 am – 10:45 am        25th Anniversary Ceremony (NMCWS)

11:00 am – 11:45 am         Lay of the Land Walking Tour (Tudor Hall)

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm           Memorial Day Commemoration

Lecture/Jake Wynn, Clara Barton’s Missing Soldiers Office, Washington, DC  (Education Center)

followed by Honor Guard Presentation, Artillery Firing, and Taps (Fortification Exhibit)

1:45 pm – 2:30 pm             Civil War Bugle Calls & Camp Life Demonstration (Military Encampment)

3:00 pm – 3:45 pm             Breakthrough Battlefield Tour (Battlefield Center)

3:00 pm – 3:50 pm             War So Terrible: Civil War Combat Film (Battlefield Center)



May 26, 2019 @ 9:00 am
May 27, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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Pamplin Historical Park
6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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