Tag: holiday

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.  

A Christmas Past

Step back in time and experience the holidays in 19th century style. Families will enjoy the opportunity for children to meet a ‘Thomas Nast’ Santa Claus including photo opportunities and the chance to enjoy cookies and hot chocolate. Thomas Nast is considered to be the “Father of the American Cartoon” and among his most notable… Read more »

Independence Day Weekend

Join us for an Independence Day tribute from July 4th to July 5th. See an artillery firing and color guard demonstration. Attend living history programs and demonstrations by costumed interpreters. See what life was really like for the common Civil War soldier, or explore what life was really like on an authentic 19th century plantation…. Read more »

Tea & Tidings

The Park hosts several themed tea events throughout the year and this one offers the same tasty tea and treats with a program highlighting holiday traditions. Park staff attired in antebellum clothing will explore the origins and stories behind traditional holiday decorations such as bells, candles, candy canes, garland, stockings, wreaths and more. Discover the origins… Read more »

A Christmas Past

Experience the holidays in 19th century style. Families will enjoy the opportunity for children to meet a ‘Thomas Nast’ Santa Claus including photo opportunities and the chance to enjoy cookies and hot chocolate. Thomas Nast is considered to be the “Father of the American Cartoon” and among his most notable works is his creation of… Read more »

Toys for Tots Collection

Pamplin Historical Park is proud to be a collection point for Toys for Tots from November 25 through December 13, 2019. Park admission is not required to drop off a gift. Visitors are invited to bring a new unwrapped gift during this time to the Park for distribution to under-privileged children whose parents cannot afford… Read more »

Veterans Day

As former U.S. President Ronald Reagan stated “We remember those who were called upon to give all a person can give, and we remember those who were prepared to make that sacrifice if it were demanded of them in the line of duty, though it never was. Most of all, we remember the devotion and gallantry… Read more »

Trick-or-Treat

Pamplin Historical Park invites guests for a fun day of history and trick-or-treats. The fun starts on October 26th from 10 am until 4 pm. Come dressed in costume and get half off admission for adults and free admission for children. Be on the lookout for candy stops throughout the museum! As a reminder, weapons… 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 each stop, guests will encounter an escaped prisoner on the run, a guard on picket duty being ambushed, a surgeon performing grisly work in a field hospital and more. These and other ghouls… Read more »