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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.

Home School Tour Schedule
Friday, November 14, 2014 &
Friday, November 21, 2014

Tour time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Tour Prices:
Adults: $10.50
Children (grades K-12): $9.00
Children ages 5 & under: free

Non-refundable prepayment by credit card or check made payable to "Pamplin Historical Park" required.

"This museum should be the model for the rest of the museums to emulate."
Colonial Heights, Virginia

"A great stop on our Virginia vacation!"
— El Segundo, California

“Your guides and museum educators are absolutely wonderful. ”
— Teacher, Richmond, Virginia

Tour Programs
Pamplin Historical Park’s Home School Tours will bring home school families together to form tour groups. Park Educators will lead these multi-age groups in three hands-on programs. Programs include:

Duty Station
Duty Called Me Here brings visitors face-to-face with the experiences of the nearly three million Americans who became soldiers during the Civil War. Personal audio players enable students to follow the true story of a “soldier comrade” through this award-winning interactive exhibit.
A Soldier's Life
Students participate in military drill, observe weapons demonstrations, and visit the Park’s recreated Military Encampment, where they experience elements of a soldier’s life.
Plantation Life
Students study how free and enslaved Virginia families lived 150 years ago, and how that lifestyle changed during the Civil War.



Things to do on your own
After your tour is over, take the time to explore the rest of Pamplin Historical Park!

  • A Land Worth Fighting For explores the 19th- century Southern agrarian way of life and the history of Tudor Hall Plantation.
  • The Battlefield Center houses a splendid collection of artifacts and interactive exhibits related to The Breakthrough of April 2, 1865. A new 3-D slideshow on the Petersburg Campaign was added in 2011.

  • The Headwaters Trail interprets the natural and cultural history of the area.


  • Slavery in America: Viewpoints of the 1850s
    introduces visitors to six fictional characters of that decade who speak frankly about their opinion of slavery. (Note: This film contains historically accurate language that may not be appropriate for younger viewers.)
  • War So Terrible accurately portrays Civil War combat as seen through the eyes of soldiers from both sides of the conflict. The film explores soldiers reasons for joining the army and experiences during the war. (Note: This film contains graphic images of Civil War combat and adult language. Viewer discretion is advised.)


  • The Civil War Store stocks a large selection of Civil War-themed books, games, clothing, and souvenirs. Take a little history home!

Duty Called Me Here

The Breakthrough Trail

War So Terrible


For more information on home school field trips
Contact a reservation specialist at 804-861-2408, toll free at 877-PAMPLIN, or send an email to:

Tell a Home Schooler about this new program!
Please encourage your home school family and friends to experience Civil War history at Pamplin Historical Park. Feel free to distribute this flyer.


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