Independence Celebration

Join us for an Independence Celebration as Pamplin Historical Park will offer multiple activities and programs throughout the day. Families will enjoy the chance to meet the Marquis de Lafayette portrayed by Charles Wissinger, playing 18th and 19th Century games, seeing 18th Century American soldiers drill and hearing why they fought, live music from the... Read more »

World War II in the Pacific Weekend

This living history event brings to life the experiences of fighting in the Pacific Theater and the home front during World War II. Guests will have the chance to learn from living historians portraying soldiers who fought in the Pacific Theater and about different aspects of a soldier’s life including weapons, signals and communications, and... Read more »

Roundtable: Civil War in Cinema

Join speaker Dr. Brian Steel Wills as he shares the story of "Civil War in Cinema." The Petersburg Civil War Roundtable (PCWRT) will meet the first Thursday of each month at Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier from 7:00 pm-8:00 pm. Annual membership is $40.00. Individuals who are already... Read more »

Paranormal Investigation

Join Commonwealth Researchers of the Paranormal (C.R.O.P.) for an exclusive investigation of Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier. We do not recommend this event for children under the age of 16. There will be quite a bit a walking involved, please prepare accordingly. Reserve your tickets early as space... Read more »

Roundtable: Relics Reunited and the Story of LTC Richard S. Thompson

Join speaker Kenny Bage as he shares “Relics Reunited: The Story of LTC Richard S. Thompson.” The Petersburg Civil War Roundtable (PCWRT) will meet the first Thursday of each month at Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier from 7:00 pm-8:00 pm. Annual membership is $40.00. Individuals who are already... Read more »

Symposium Special Tour: 1864 Wilson-Kautz Raid

This special guided tour will visit sites from the Wilson-Kautz Raid with Director of Education & Interpretation, Zachary Pittard. Park members pay $129 per person and non-members pay $139 per person. The tour begins and ends at the Park’s National Museum of the Civil War Soldier parking lot. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.... Read more »

27th Annual Civil War Symposium

A number of irregular operations took place during the American Civil War incorporating acts of sabotage, ambushes or raids and any number of special reconnaissance missions. These activities were not new then and now fall under the responsibilities of today’s Special Forces in many modern military armies. Then as today, it takes unique skills, training... Read more »

Voices from the Shadows

Costumed guides portraying “agents of death” will lead participants by candlelight on a spine-chilling tour through the historic park and Breakthrough Battlefield. At each stop, guests will encounter civilians and soldiers who worked, fought and died at the historic site or in the local area. These and other ghouls will recount their stories and share... Read more »