25th Anniversary Civil War Symposium: The Magnificent 7

Park Members pay $315 per person and non-members pay $349. The price includes all lectures, the Friday night reception, two mid-morning coffee breaks, two lunches, and the Saturday night banquet. Space is limited and reservations are required. A letter of confirmation will be sent to registrants. Speakers & Topics Include: Dr. Peter S. Carmichael, Director,... Read more »

Roundtable: The Army of the Potomac on the Overland & Petersburg Campaigns

Join speaker Steven Sodergren as he shares the story of “The Army of the Potomac in the Overland and Petersburg Campaigns.” The final year of the Civil War found the Army of the Potomac endured months of brutal trench warfare and fighting against their Confederate adversaries. Sondergren will explore the Overland and Petersburg Campaigns where... Read more »

Roundtable: Stephen A. Swails: Black Freedom Fighter

Join speaker Gordon Rhea as he shares the story of "Stephen A. Swails: Black Freedom Fighter in the Civil War and Reconstruction." Stephen Atkins Swails was a free Black in the North prior to the American Civil War. Swails would join the war effort and become the first African American combat officer in the United... Read more »

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

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

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

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 »