Tag: military

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 »

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 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 »

Victory Over Japan Living History Event

This living history event commemorates the 75th anniversary of the end of 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, signals and communications, and tactical demonstrations. World War… Read more »

Petersburg Civil War Round Table at Pamplin

Join Dr. James Broomall on August 6, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. as he reveals “Private Confederacies: The Emotional Worlds of Southern Men as Citizens and Soldiers” at the Petersburg Civil War Roundtable. Dr. Broomall is the Director of the George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War and an associate professor of… Read more »

Independence Day Celebration

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 »

Joshua L. Chamberlain: Scholar-Warrior Exhibit

This limited time exhibit explores the life of the Civil War General and former Governor of Maine from birth to his death at age eighty-five. Artifacts, artwork and documents tell Chamberlain’s story of his formative years through his rise into today’s pop culture. The exhibit opening date of June 18 coincides with the severe wounding… Read more »

Breakthrough Walking Tour

*Due to ongoing concerns about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier is cancelling or postponing all events and programs until April 15, 2020, based upon the guidance of the CDC regarding “social distancing” and the elimination of large gatherings.  This decision is being made out… Read more »