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 »

Roundtable: John Brown’s Raid

Pamplin Historical Park 6125 Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg, VA

Join speaker Kevin Pawlak as he shares the story of "John Brown's Raid: Harpers Ferry and the Coming of the Civil War." 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... Read more »

Civil War Symposium-Winning Big: Lopsided Victories; Stunning Defeats

Don’t miss your chance to attend this year’s exciting program. Winning Big: Lopsided Victories; Stunning Defeats on October 21-23, 2022, features seven outstanding historians who are leaders in their field. The Symposium begins at 6:00 pm with a Welcome Reception for all attendees at Pamplin Historical Park’s National Museum of the Civil War Soldier, located... Read more »

Voices from the Shadows Murder Mystery: Who Killed Sergeant Korper?

Pamplin Historical Park 6125 Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg, VA

Join us for this murder mystery as groups will join a Provost investigator as he questions suspects and follows leads to help you discover, "Who Killed Sergeant Korper?" There's one body, two wounds and six suspects who all have a motive and means to have committed murder. The investigation takes place on the historic grounds... Read more »

Roundtable: Battle of Glendale

Pamplin Historical Park 6125 Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg, VA

Join speaker Doug Crenshaw as he shares the story of "The Battle of Glendale." 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... Read more »

5th Annual Breakthrough Trail 5K

Pamplin Historical Park 6125 Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg, VA

This annual event is a partnership between the Park and Tri-Cities Road Runners. The race will take place on historic Civil War battlefield trails starting and finishing at the Hart Farm located at 6915 Duncan Rd., Petersburg, VA 23803. The race course will guide participants through the Civil War Breakthrough Battlefield trails which ended the... 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 »

Paranormal Investigation at Pamplin Park

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. Come investigate with us on November 19th at Pamplin Historical Park, recently featured on Travel Channel's Portals to Hell. Explore the Breakthrough Battlefield of America's Civil War where hundreds perished in... 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 »