Roundtable: Washington D.C. Defenses

Join speaker Steven Phan as he shares the story of "The Washington D.C. Defenses during the Civil War." In the wake of the Union defeat at First Manassas, federal engineers set to work constructing a ring of defenses around the capital. At wars' end in 1865, around 68 major forts surrounded Washington D.C. which included... Read more »

Roundtable: Voices from the Attic

Join speaker Carleton Young as he shares the story of "Voices from the Attic: The Williamstown Boys in the Civil War." Young discovered a large collection of letters from two Civil War soldiers while cleaning out a relatives attic. This propelled Carleton Young on a more than decade long journey to research the two soldiers... Read more »

Homeschool Day

Pamplin Historical Park 6125 Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg, VA, United States

Students will be led by an experienced park educator through three of our programs:   “Soldier Life,” which gives hands-on opportunities to understand the challenges faced by Union and Confederate soldiers;   “Plantation Life,” which discusses the lives of people in the antebellum South; and a visit through the National Museum of the Civil War... Read more »

Independence Day Celebration

Pamplin Historical Park 6125 Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg, VA, United States

Join us this Independence Day as Pamplin Historical Park will offer multiple programs throughout the day. Families will enjoy the chance to meet founding father Patrick Henry portrayed by Charles Wissinger and hear his famous "Liberty or Death" speech, listen the the Harken Back String Band, participate in a period baseball demonstration and enjoy other... Read more »

Roundtable: A Thousand May Fall

Join speaker Brian Matthew Jordan as he shares stories from his book in a presentation titled, "A Thousand May Fall: Life, Death, and Survival in the Union Army." Jordan's presentation centers around the 107th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, whose men fought in two defining Civil War battles being Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. Most in the regiment were... Read more »

Veterans Day Observance

Pamplin Historical Park 6125 Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg, VA, United States

Join us as we honor America's veterans this Veterans Day on November 11, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with activities and programs throughout the day. Visitors can learn about the advancements in weaponry between the Civil War and World War I at a special weapons demonstration at 11:00 a,m. A Veterans Day ceremony... Read more »

Roundtable: Prisoners of War during the Petersburg Campaign

Join speaker Tim Talbott as he explores wartime prisoners in a presentation titled, “Gobbled Up: Prisoners of War during the Petersburg Campaign.” Tim Talbott is the current Chief Administrative Officer for the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust and was previously the Director of Education and Interpretation for Pamplin Historical park and The National museum of the... Read more »

Roundtable: “Moments of Contingency in the Rise of Grant”

Join speaker Dr. Chris Mackowski who will present on January 4, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. to the Petersburg Civil War Roundtable. Dr. Mackowski will share "Moments of Contingency in the Rise of Grant." Ulysses S. Grant is a central figure from the American Civil War. A native of Ohio, Grant answered the call to serve... Read more »

Roundtable: The Tale of Two Brothers

Join speaker Emmanuel Dabney as he shares the story of " A Tale of Two Brothers: James and Robert Roantree's Civil War Experiences." 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... Read more »