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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.

Home School Days
November 10, 2015 and
November 19, 2015

Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier offers a special field trip program for home school families and groups! Park Educators deliver informative programs using fun, participatory learning techniques to teach historical lessons. These programs are specifically designed for children at grade levels 3-12. The tour includes time to visit the Duty Called Me Here exhibit and take a lunch break. Just bring a bag lunch.

Rain or shine. In case of inclement weather, outdoor events will be modified as necessary.

Reservations required. Tours from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

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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 2:00pm.

Valentine Tea
February 14, 2016

At Pamplin Historical Park’s Valentine Tea ladies and gentlemen in period dress will teach guests 19th century etiquette while they enjoy gourmet tea and tasty treats. Attendees will also learn about the history of Valentine’s Day and traditions of romantic courtship during the Civil War.

Reservations required. Seatings at 2:00pm.

Spring Tour

11th Annual Spring Tour
Defending Washington

April 21-24, 2016

Join A. Wilson Greene and local historians as we explore the several campaigns that threatened Washington, D.C. between 1861 and 1864. Highlights include guided tours to Manassas, Ball's Bluff, Monocacy, Ft. Stevens, the Frederick Douglass House, and Lincoln’s Cottage, where the President spent nearly a quarter of his term in residence.

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Members Tour

11th Annual Members Tour
Nathan Bedford Forrest
in Tennessee & Mississippi (& Arkansas)

September 28 - October 5, 2016

Join A. Wilson Greene and a group of renowned Civil War experts to explore the campaigns of the "Wizard of the Saddle." Highlights include guided tours of Ft. Henry, Ft. Donelson, Shiloh, Ft. Pillow, Johnsonville, Helena and Arkansas Post.

Tour begins and ends in Nashville, with overnight stays in Nashville, Corinth, and Memphis.

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20th Annual Symposium
20 Years of Excellence
October 14-16, 20165

Seven outstanding scholars discuss topics pivotal to understanding of the nuances of the Civil War, from the emotional lead up to the war to Reconstruction. Friday evening through Sunday afternoon. Reservations are required.

William Blair, Penn State University
Punishment for the Rebels: A New Twist on the
14th Amendment

Rob Girardi, Chicago Civil War Round Table
Gouverneur K. Warren: A Quest for Redemption

Earl J. Hess, Lincoln Memorial University
Civil War Infantry Tactics: Training, Combat, and
Small Unit Effectiveness

James McPherson, Princeton University
Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, and the End
of the Civil War

William Marvel, South Conway, New Hampshire
Lincoln's Autocrat: Edwin M. Stanton

George C. Rable, University of Alabama
Damn Yankees: The Northern Image in the Confederate Mind

Mark Summers, University of Kentucky
The Ordeal of Reunion: A New History of Reconstruction

A. Wilson Greene will lead an optional detailed tour of actions around Richmond and Petersburg on Friday. Join us for our Speakers Dinner on Friday evening. The tour and Speakers Dinner are both optional add-ons to your registration fee.

Click here for a flier with additional details.

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