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For more information about any of the Park's events, tours and programs, call (804) 861-2408
or toll-free 1-877-PAMPLIN. Tour PDFs are best viewed using Adobe Reader. For a free download, please click here.

memorial day

Independence Day
July 4, 2015

Come celebrate our nation's independence with a cannon firing! Join us for a full day with costumed interpretation, history tours, Civil War rifle demos, and a commemoration ceremony.

Artillery demonstration begins at 1:00pm. All regular exhibits and tours will be open as well. Free to members or with Park admission.

VI Corps

Summer Tour Series
Expanding the Breakthrough:
Medals of Honor
July 18, 2015

On this guided walking tour participants will learn about soldiers who demonstrated extreme bravery and earned the Congressional Medal of Honor for their actions during the Sixth Corps attack on April 2, 1865. Major General Horatio G. Wright declared that "nothing but the most resolute bravery could have overcome" the massive Confederate earthwork fortifications in his Sixth Corps' front.These many instances of bravery helped complete the breakthrough of the Confederate lines and led to Petersburg's evacuation that night.

Tour begins at 10:30am at The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier. Free to members or with park admission.

VI Corps

Teatime - A Tea for All Ages
July 29 & 30, 2015

Designed to be fun and educational, our Youth Teas are a delight for any age. Enjoy a sampling of teas and treats while learning proper etiquette of social occasions of the past. Then practice what you’ve learned while trying 19th century social dances and parlor games. Older groups also learn and practice 19th century courting traditions!

Reservations required. Adult chaperones are required for children under 12.

Click here for a flier with additional details.

Dimmock Line

Summer Tour Series
Expanding the Breakthrough:
Generals Under Fire
August 15, 2015

This driving caravan tour will examine in depth the different ways that commanding generals Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee focused their energies while under fire during the events of April 2, 1865.

The tour will visit the Banks House (the site of Grant's headquarters), Fort Gregg, Edge Hill (Lee's headquarters), and the Dimmock Line to highlight the generals' decisions and actions during this decisive day's fighting.

Tour leaves at 10:30am from the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier. Free to members or with park admission.

Harvest Tea
September 26, 2015

Enjoy an afternoon of gourmet teas and tasty treats while getting a taste of 19th century life. Learn period etiquette and details about the lives of women and their families on 19th century plantations.

Reservations required. Seatings at 10:00am and 2:00pm.

Port Hudson

10th Annual Members' Tour
Sherman Triumphant: The March to the Sea and the Carolinas Campaign

September 29, 2015- October 8, 2015

Join A. Wilson Greene and guest guides for a unique tour of two of the Civil War's most important campaigns.  We will explore forts, battlefields, museums, and historic homes in Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina.  Reservations required.

Click here for a flier with additional details.


19th Annual Symposium
The Civil War in 1865
October 16-18, 2015

Seven outstanding scholars discuss pivotal events of 1865: The End of the War in History and Memory. Friday evening through Sunday afternoon. Reservations required.

George C. Rable, University of Alabama
Providence and the End of the Civil War

Caroline Janney, Purdue University
The Ladies of Petersburg: Creating an Enduring Confederate Memorial

Frank Wetta,
Kean University
The Confederate Veteran in History, Film, and Memory

John Coski, Museum of the Confederacy
Will This Cruel War Never Be Over: Southerners in the Last Months of the War, January-May 1865

Mark Bradley, Center for Military History
From Bentonville to Bennett Place

Paul Quigley, Virginia Tech University
The Fourth of July 1865: Redefining America

A. Wilson Greene, Pamplin Historical Park
The Final Offensive at Petersburg

A. Wilson Greene will lead an optional detailed tour Friday of the Deep Bottom Campaigns and action North of the James. Both the tour and Speakers Dinner are optional add-ons to your registration fee.

Click here for a flier with additional details.


Voices from the Shadows:
A Walk Through Hallowed Ground
October 29 & 30, 2015

Experience the Park after dark as costumed guides lead you on a spine-chilling tour of the Park’s historical sites. 7:00 p.m. Reservations required.

Tea and Tidings
December 5, 2015

Ladies and gentlemen in period dress will teach guests 19th century etiquette while they enjoy gourmet holiday tea and tasty treats. Attendees will also learn about the history and customs of the season during the Civil War era, including traditional Christmas carols and stories.

Reservations required. Seatings at 10:00am and 2:00pm.

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