Tag: Richmond

Symposium 2021 Special Tour

Join Pamplin Historical Park’s Executive Director, Jerry “Dez” Desmond, and park historian, Tim Talbott, as we explore events in June of 1862 when 105,000 Union soldiers prepared to lay siege to the Confederate capital, Richmond, and end the Civil War. Seizing the initiative, new appointed Confederate commander, Robert E. Lee, lashed out at the Federals,… Read more »

Fall Homeschool Day

Pamplin Historical Park is offering its annual Fall Homeschool Day on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, from 10:00am to 2:00 pm. Students will be led by an experienced park educator through three of our programs: “Why They Fought,” an interactive program which gives students a better understanding about why the nation divided and came to war;… Read more »

Mother’s Day Tea

Join us for this Mother’s Day for great tea and gourmet treats shared with your special mom as you explore the world of Jane Austen and her stories. Austen focused on on mothers and their children in her works; Pride & Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility, Northanger Abbey, and Mansfield Park. Discussions will include comparisons between… Read more »

Spring Homeschool Day

Students will be led by an experienced park educator through three of our programs: “Soldier Life,” which gives hands-on opportunities to understand the challenges faced by Union and Confederate soldiers; “Plantation Life,” which discusses the lives of people in the antebellum South; and a visit through the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier. We… Read more »

Breakthrough Battle Anniversary

Join us as we remember the 156th Anniversary of the Breakthrough Battle which ended the Petersburg Campaign and forced the Confederate withdrawal from Richmond. The Park hosts a schedule of activities and programs for walk-in visitors. Saturday, April 3, 2021 10:30 – 11:00 am “Load in Nine Times” firing demonstration at the Museum 11:15 –… Read more »

Breakthrough Anniversary Walking Tour

Park historians will lead a tour through the Breakthrough Battle of April 2nd, 1865 while bringing the conflict and personalities alive for this special experience on the actual battlefield. The tour will begin at the Jones Farm parking area located at 6503 Church Road, Petersburg 23803. Attendees will follow the route of the Union Army… Read more »

Roundtable: The Battle of Franklin, Nov. 30, 1864

Join speaker Lee White as he shares wartime insights from his book titled “Let Us Die Like men: The Battle of Franklin, November 30, 1864”. The Petersburg Civil War Roundtable (PCWRT) will meet the first Thursday of each month at Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier from 7:00 pm-8:00… Read more »

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 »