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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 »

Petersburg Civil War Round Table at Pamplin

Join speaker Chris Mackowski of Emerging Civil War for his presentation “Fighting at the North Anna” during the Overland Campaign. Chris Mackowski, Ph.D., is the editor-in-chief and co-founder of Emerging Civil War. He is the series editor of the award-winning Emerging Civil War Series, published by Savas Beatie, and the “Engaging the Civil War” Series, published… Read more »

Homeschool Day

Join us for a special Homeschool field trip program designed especially for homeschool families and associations. Homeschool tours at Pamplin Historical Park include educational programs that use fun, participatory learning techniques to teach historical lessons about life in the nineteenth century. Each Homeschool tour includes a visit to the award-winning exhibit “Duty Called Me Here”… 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 various stops, guests will encounter escapees on the run, the sounds of battle, a surgeon performing grisly work in a field hospital and more. These and other ghouls will recount their stories and… 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 »

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 »

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 »