Field Fortifications Exhibit
The Fortifications Exhibit is the only of its kind in the world: sixty yards of classic late-war field fortifications built exactly to scale using the engineering specifications of the day, and made of textured synthetic materials. A six-foot high parapet descends to a seven-foot deep ditch. The earthworks are fronted by a row of sharpened logs protruding from the ground. Tree stumps and abatis occupy the landscape in front of the earthworks.
An artillery redan is built at the far left of the earthworks. From here the Park costumed staff conducts artillery demonstrations featuring live cannon firing at selected special events. These lively (and loud) demonstrations are favorites of Pamplin Historical Park visitors.