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 »

Paranormal Investigation

Join the 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 of walking involved, please prepare accordingly. Reserve your tickets early as space... Read more »

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 »

159th Breakthrough Battle Anniversary Driving Tour

This will be a caravan driving tour to include five stops and two guides leading the tour to commemorate the 159th Anniversary of the Breakthrough Battle. The tour will begin promptly at 9:00 am and depart from the Park's Education Center located at 6523 Duncan Road, Petersburg, VA 23803. Attendees will visit the Jones Farm,... Read more »

Roundtable: Myths About Lee’s Surrender

Join speaker Patrick Schroeder as he explores "Myths about Lee's Surrender." Many are familiar with the April 9, 1865 surrender at Appomattox Court House by Confederate general Robert E. Lee to Union general Ulysses S. Grant, which led to the capitulation of other Confederate forces and ultimately the end of America's bloodiest conflict. However, there's... 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 three-day Battle of Gettysburg resulted in over 50,000 casualties and ultimately forced the retreat of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia led by General Robert E. Lee from Pennsylvania into Virginia. Union Major General George G. Meade... 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 Remembrance

The park will be open Memorial Day weekend, May 25 through May 27 with special activities only being held on Memorial Day, May 27, 2024, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Programming will begin with a Civil War soldiers' camp life and drill presentation by Park staff. Visitors are then invited to hear perspectives on Memorial... Read more »

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 and hear a presentation from founding father, the Marquis de Lafayette portrayed by actor and historian Charles Wissinger. He will share the story and passion of this young émigré... Read more »