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 »

Memorial Day Commemoration

Pamplin Historical Park 6125 Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg, VA

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. Schedule of Events: 9:00 - 9:30 am Dressing for Mourning at Tudor Hall Plantation... Read more »

Roundtable: Attack at Daylight and Whip Them

Pamplin Historical Park 6125 Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg, VA

Join speaker Greg Mertz as he shares the story of his book titled, “Attack at Daylight and Whip Them: The Battle of Shiloh, April 6-7, 1862.” 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... 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: Cleburne Saves the Day: The Battle of Ringgold

Join speaker Jerry Desmond, Executive Director of Pamplin Historical Park as he shares, “Cleburne Saves the Day, The Battle of Ringgold, November 27, 1863.” Following a disgraceful defeat at Missionary Ridge in Chattanooga, Tennessee on November 25, 1863, Confederate General Braxton Bragg needed someone to protect the rear of the Army of Tennessee and its... 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 »

124th New York Living History at Pamplin Park

Pamplin Historical Park 6125 Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg, VA

The recreated 124th New York Infantry Regiment living history group will be at the park on August 13, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with activities and programs. Families will enjoy the chance to drill with the troops while they share why they fought and explain the equipment and life of the men during... Read more »

World War II in the Pacific

Pamplin Historical Park 6125 Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg, VA

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 opportunity to learn from living historians portraying soldiers who fought in the Pacific Theater and about a number of different aspects of a soldier’s life to include weapons,... Read more »

Roundtable: Marching Masters

Pamplin Historical Park 6125 Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg, VA

Join speaker Dr. Colin Woodward as he shares the story of "Marching Masters: Slaves, Race, and the Confederate Army." In Marching Masters, Colin Woodward explores not only the importance of slavery in the minds of Confederate soldiers but also its effects on military policy and decision making. Beyond showing how essential the defense of slavery was in... Read more »