Tag: history

Tea & Tidings

A gourmet Holiday tea and tasty treats await adult guests as they enjoy period music while being taught 19th Century etiquette by ladies and gentlemen in period dress. Participants will also learn about the customs and stories of the season during the Civil War era.  

Petersburg Civil War Round Table at Pamplin

Speaker Johnathan White will discuss “Our Little Monitor”. The Petersburg Civil War Roundtable (PCWRT) will meet the first Thursday of each month (except June, July, and August) 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… Read more »

Paranormal Investigation at the Park

Join Commonwealth Researchers of the Paranormal (C.R.o.P.) and Pandora’s Peregrination as they investigate 424 acres of battle-bloodied land along with several structures, and discover the spirits that still occupy the park. This is only the second ever public investigation of the park, and the first one was outstanding!! Along with disembodied voices, full apparitions, and… 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 at the Hart Farm and finishing at the Freedom Garden. Top adult overall male and female finishers and top youth finishers, in each age group, will receive awards. The start… Read more »

Halloween Tea

At Pamplin Historical Park’s Halloween Tea, ladies and gentlemen in period dress will teach guests 19th-century etiquette while they enjoy gourmet tea and snacks. Hear from Edger Allen Poe as his stories still haunt and thrill all who will listen. Additional details TBA 

Voices from the Shadows

Join us for a Halloween themed event Voices from the Shadows. Additional Details TBA Based on true figures and stories of the Civil War era, the naturally haunting atmosphere of Pamplin Historical Park gives visitors a rare opportunity to experience emotional stories of those who came before us. “Words have no power to impress the mind… Read more »

24th Annual Civil War Symposium: Winning Big: Lopsided Victories

Join us for our 24th annual Civil War Symposium. This year’s program is titled “Winning Big: Lopsided Victories; Stunning Defeats” and is presented by a panel of award winning scholars. The distinguished panel of speakers includes: Dr. Stewart L. Bennett, Chair & Professor of History Blue Mountain College, Mr. Gary Ecelbarger, Mr. Michael J. McCarthy,… 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 »