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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 »

Petersburg Civil War Round Table at Pamplin

Join speaker Ronald Coddington of Military Images for his presentation “Faces of Civil War Nurses.” 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 6:30 pm-7:30 pm. Annual membership is $40.00…. 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 »

Breakthrough Brew & Wine Fest

Join us in the Park’s Freedom Garden to enjoy beer, wine, live music and more at our 2nd annual Breakthrough Brew & Wine Fest. The rain date for this event is October 11, 2020. Food and craft vendors will also be present to satisfy any hunger while providing opportunities to purchase locally made products to… 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 »

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 »

NPS Petersburg & Pamplin Historical Park 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 »