Independence Day Celebration

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

Proclaim America's Independence with us on July 4, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. with activities and programs. As essayist John Burroughs stated "That which distinguishes this day from all others is that then both orators and artillerymen shoot blank cartridges." In the spirit of Burroughs' quote, Pamplin Historical Park staff will offer multiple... Read more »

Tea & Tidings

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

This themed tea offers tasty tea and treats with a program highlighting the holidays as they were celebrated at a distance during the Civil War. Park staff attired in mid 1800s clothing will explore how Americans celebrated the Christmas season during the Civil War. It was a difficult time as letters were the only form... Read more »

Independence Day Celebration

Join us this Independence Day as Pamplin Historical Park will offer multiple programs throughout the day. Families will enjoy the chance to meet George Washington, hear about World War I from an American Doughboy, participate in 19th century games and take part in a ceremony concluding with a cannon fire salute. All visitors will have... Read more »

War in the Pacific Living History Event

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

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 »

Voices From the Shadows

Based on true accounts, these Virginia stories will lead you through a cemetery walk. You will meet spirits of the past, brought to life for one night to tell their tales of how they perished. The naturally haunting atmosphere of Pamplin Historical Park will enhance your visit to our battlefield after dark. Costumed guides portraying... Read more »

Veterans Day

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

Pamplin Historical Park will offer multiple programs throughout the day, to include presentations on artillery "The King of Battle", a lecture and living-history demonstration on the Spanish-American War, a live musical performance of soldier's songs and a ceremony with cannon fire salute. A Veterans Day ceremony will start at noon with a presentation of colors... Read more »

Valentine Tea

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

Join Pamplin Historical Park’s Valentine Tea where park staff are attired in mid- 1800s, clothing and will present a themed program. Due to the popularity of this program, reservations and prepayment are required. The Victorians were creative in divining what their true loves would look like, what their names would start with, and other defining... Read more »

Memorial Day Commemoration

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

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 »

Independence Day Celebration

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

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 »

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

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

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 »