Roundtable: The Man Who Lost the Civil War Twice

Speaker Dr. Matthew C. Hulbert will discuss, "The Man Who Lost the Civil War Twice: The Life and Legend of Major John Newman Edwards." John Newman Edwards was a soldier, a father, a husband, and a noted author. He was also a virulent alcoholic, a duelist, a culture warrior, and a man perpetually at war... Read more »

159th Breakthrough Battle Anniversary

Join us as we remember the 159th Anniversary of the Breakthrough Battle which ended the Petersburg Campaign and forced the Confederate withdrawal from Richmond.  At 4:40 a.m. April 2, 1865, some 14,000 Union soldiers moved forward in the chilly gloom toward the Confederate fortifications six miles southwest of Petersburg. Less than an hour later, the... Read more »

Roundtable: Myths About Lee’s Surrender

Join speaker Patrick Schroeder as he explores "Myths about Lee's Surrender." 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 members of Pamplin Historical Park... Read more »

Roundtable: The Forgotten Battle of Wapping Heights

Join speaker Dr. Timothy Orr as he shares the story of "The Forgotten Battle of Wapping Heights." 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... Read more »

5th Annual Breakthrough Car Show

Join in the fun of this automotive extravaganza. Experience the sights and sounds of elegant autos from yesteryear to the technologically advanced super cars of today at the historic Hart Farm, which is part of Pamplin Historical Park located near Petersburg, Virginia. The Breakthrough Car Show is open to all makes, models and years of... Read more »

Memorial Day Commemoration

Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier will offer a full schedule of daily programs this Memorial Day. 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... Read more »

Independence Celebration Weekend

Join us this Independence Day as Pamplin Historical Park will offer multiple programs throughout the day. Families will enjoy the chance to meet the Marquis de Lafayette, hear about American soldiers, participate in historic games and take part in a ceremony concluding with a cannon fire salute. Actor and living historian Charles Wissinger, will portray... 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 »