Tag: American History

5th Annual Breakthrough Trail 5K

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 »

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 »

World War II in the Pacific

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 »

124th New York Living History at Pamplin Park

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 »

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 »

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 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: 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 »

Breakthrough Battle Anniversary

Join us as we remember the 157th 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 »