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The closure of museums and historic attractions in the City of Petersburg has no effect on operations at Pamplin Historical Park. Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier is not associated with the City of Petersburg and is open as usual. We are a private, non-profit organization unaffiliated with the City of Petersburg or any other government entity. We are located in Dinwiddie County, about five miles from downtown Petersburg.

Hours of Operation
The Park is open daily
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Custom tours and group rates available

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Art on the Battlefield Come for a day of artists
in the park on Saturday, October 22.
Voices from teh Shadows Join us for "Voices from the Shadows," our lantern-light battlefield tour on Oct. 28 & 29!
Voices from teh Shadows

Start the Christmas season with Tea & Tidings On Saturday, Dec. 3.

Journey back into the 19th Century at Pamplin Historical Park and The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier! Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, a Virginia Historic Landmark, and a National Historic Landmark, Pamplin Historical Park is recognized as one of America's premier historical attractions and as the most innovative Civil War history park in the country.


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Located on the site of the April 2, 1865 "Breakthrough," the battle that ended the Petersburg Campaign and led to the evacuation of the Confederate capital at Richmond, the Park's 424 acres include two award-winning museums, four antebellum homes, living history venues, and shopping facilities. The Park is located in Dinwiddie county, near Petersburg, Virginia.

The award-winning National Museum of the Civil War Soldier forms the Park's centerpiece. Here, the story of the 3 million common soldiers who fought in America's bloodiest conflict is told in breathtaking fashion using the latest museum technology. An impressive artifact collection is set amidst lifelike settings. Interactive learning stations attract kids and grownups alike.

The entire experience is keyed to an audio tour featuring the words and "voices" of real participants in the war. Museums interpreting plantation life, slavery in America, and the Breakthrough battlefield of April 2, 1865 are within a short walk of the National Museum.

The Park also offers three miles of interpreted trails winding through some of America's best-preserved Civil War fortifications. Wheelchairs and motorized scooters may be available for those needing assistance. Pamplin Historical Park draws visitors worldwide. The Park has received accolades from a wide range of national and regional media and has been rated by AAA Automotive Club as a Gem attraction.

"Walk along these fortifications, take the time to learn something about the story of what happened here, use the museum to understand who these men were, and the past comes alive with a piercing immediacy that shakes you, and shakes you hard."
  ­- The New York Times
"(Pamplin Historical Park) uses an impressive array of high-tech and interactive displays, artifacts and period costumed interpreters to provide an evenhanded view of the rank-in-file soldier experience during the Civil War."
  ­- USA Today
"The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier breaks ground that needs breaking; it will be a delight to watch it grow."
  ­- The Washington Post, cover story in "Weekend" section
"The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier has elevated the standard for interpreting Civil War history through media and museums."
  ­- Civil War Times Illustrated

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6125 Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg, VA 23803