Tag: history

Tea & Tidings

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 »

Petersburg Civil War Round Table at Pamplin

The Battle of Hampton Roads on March 9, 1862 changed naval warfare and heralded an end to the age of sail. Over four hours, the USS Monitor and CSS Virginia ironclads dueled each other to a draw as spectators watched from a nearby shoreline. Many were skeptical that the “cheesebox on a raft” as the… Read more »

Breakthrough Trail 5K at Pamplin

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 ending at the Education Center Freedom Garden, 6523 Duncan Road. Top adult overall male and female finishers and top youth finishers, in each age group, will receive awards. The… Read more »

Homeschool Day

Join us for a special Homeschool field trip program designed especially for homeschool families and associations. Homeschool tours at Pamplin Historical Park include educational programs that use fun, participatory learning techniques to teach historical lessons about life in the nineteenth century. Each Homeschool tour includes a visit to the award-winning exhibit “Duty Called Me Here”… Read more »

Halloween Tea

This Halloween season meet the master of terror, Edgar Allan Poe as portrayed by Charles Wissinger of Richmond Discoveries. Wissinger will read some of Poe’s famous works followed by a question and answer session. Take this one time opportunity to experience what Edgar Allan Poe described as, “Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood… Read more »

Voices from the Shadows

Costumed guides portraying “agents of death” will lead participants by candlelight on a spine-chilling tour through the historic park and Breakthrough Battlefield. At various stops, guests will encounter escapees on the run, the sounds of battle, a surgeon performing grisly work in a field hospital and more. These and other ghouls will recount their stories and… Read more »

Fall Home School Day

Students will be led through three of the Park’s established education programs: “The Civil War- Why They Fought,” which helps explain why the nation came to war with itself; “Civil War Battles,” which explains the evolution of Civil War combat and the importance of geography; and “Duty Called Me Here,” which interactively explores the National… Read more »

Petersburg Civil War Round Table at Pamplin

Join speaker Ray Brown, Chief of Interpretation and Cultural Resources Management at Manassas National Battlefield Park, as he presents his presentation on “Soldier Remains at Manassas and Battlefield Archaeology.” The Battle of Second Manassas was fought on August 28-30, 1862. This fierce contest between Confederate and Union forces resulted in approximately 22,000 casualties out of… Read more »

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, VA. The Breakthrough Car Show is open to all makes, models and years of vehicles and anyone… Read more »

Petersburg Civil War Round Table at Pamplin

Join speaker Dr. Peter S. Carmichael as he takes attendees on a tale of adventure with “The Hicksford Raid” at the Petersburg Civil War Roundtable. The Hicksford Raid took place on December 7, 1864 when Union Major General Govereur K. Warren led 28,000 men south from petersburf to destroy the Petersburg Railroad between Stony Creek… Read more »