Tag: tours

Veterans Day

Pamplin Historical Park will offer multiple programs throughout the day, to include presentations on artillery “The King of Battle”, a lecture and living-history demonstration on the Spanish-American War, a live musical performance of soldier’s songs and a ceremony with cannon fire salute. A Veterans Day ceremony will start at noon with a presentation of colors… Read more »

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 »

“We Fight for Our Rights” Temporary Exhibit

This new exhibit tells the story of the both the enslaved and free African-Americans who fought for freedom during the American Civil War and their impact on later contributions through the 20th century. The exhibit focuses on the USCT or United States Colored Troops who were formerly enslaved and free African-Americans who joined the Union… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Volunteer Open Houses

We offer fun volunteer opportunities to help preserve history, and promote education! As President John F. Kennedy said, “Every person can make a difference, and every person should try.” Park staff will share information on volunteer opportunities at the Park and hold on-site interviews on Thursday, January 23 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday,… Read more »

Volunteer Open Houses

We offer fun volunteer opportunities to help preserve history, and promote education! As President John F. Kennedy said, “Every person can make a difference, and every person should try.” Park staff will share information on volunteer opportunities at the Park and hold on-site interviews on Thursday, January 23 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday,… Read more »