Voices from the Shadows

Costumed guides will lead participants on a special Halloween tour, where they will encounter various historical figures on a real battlefield. Participants will hear ladies recounting scary stories, music in the night and experience fireside encounters, soldiers called to an attack a surgery and more. Tours will be accompanied by sights and sounds that heighten... Read more »

Roundtable: Civil War Railroads

Join Bert Dunkerly who will present on November 2, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. to the Petersburg Civil War Roundtable. Dunkerly will share the story of "Civil War Railroads.” Robert M. Dunkerly (Bert) is a historian, award-winning author, and speaker who is actively involved in historic preservation and research. He holds a degree in History from... Read more »

Veterans Day Observance

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

Pamplin Historical Park will offer a living history timeline of America's military with reenactors and multiple programs throughout the day. Programming includes a lecture on United States Army Immigrants serving in World War I by author and historian Al Barnes,  a special ceremony with cannon fire salute and tour of the Breakthrough Battlefield of April... Read more »

Roundtable: Fate at Petersburg” The Story of Col. G. L. Prescott, 32nd Mass.”

Join Dr. Sean Heuvel who will present on December 7, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. to the Petersburg Civil War Roundtable. Dr. Heuvel will share the “‘Fate at Petersburg: The Story of Colonel George L. Prescott, 32nd Massachusetts.” Dr. Sean M. Heuvel serves as Director of Graduate Recruitment and Admissions at Christopher Newport University. In that... 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 »

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: 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 »