Pamplin Historical Park

Petersburg, VA

Where are we going?

Pamplin Historical Park
6125 Boydton Plank Rd
VA 23803

877 726 7546

What is there to do?

Pamplin Historical Park, and the accompanying National Museum of the Civil War Soldier, is set on 424 acres of historic land, features a host of activities and attractions for families, to encourage learning about the Civil War and life in the antebellum South.

On the property, you'll find world-class museums, as well as stunning Antebellum homes, a National Landmark Civil War battlefield, and even a slave life exhibit. Dubbed the "new crown jewel of Civil War sites in America", Pamplin Historical Park really is an exceptional educational experience for kids, who want to step back through the history books.

Your journey at Pamplin Historical Park begins with the National Museum of the Civil War Solider. Passing granite markers that honor those who died in the conflict, you'll experience a number of galleries that tell first hand accounts of the battle from the soldiers themselves.

Continuing on, the Tudor Hall Plantation is a incredibly preserved 1812 dwelling that has been restored to it's wartime appearance, and even furnished with period antiquities, so kids can really gain an understanding of what life would have been like over 200 years ago.

The Field Quarter is where you can see exhibits and a film, as well as reconstructed buildings that interpret the lives of field slaves, and place slavery in its historical context.

There's a Military Encampment that depicts the lives of Civil War soldiers in camp, with costumed interpreters demonstrating soldier life. Kids, have you ever wondered how soldiers cooked, fired rifles, and used winter huts? You can see it first hand here!

Also at Pamplin Historical Park are trails which wind through the battlefield, offering unique opportunities to lear about Confederate fortifications, and preserved military dams and rifle pits, and you can even see The Banks House, which was the headquarters of Lt Gen Ulysses S Grant in 1865!

There is SO much to see and do at Pamplin Historical Park, they allow your admission to be valid to two days, just so you can go back and make sure you see everything!

A fascinating day out in Virginia, where history really does come to life.

How much does it cost?

Adults: $15

Children: $8 (Ages 6 to 12)

Discount: Teachers, students, Military with ID & Seniors: $12

Free Under: 6 years


Need a little extra help?

Wheelchairs and motorized scooters are available for those needing assistance with mobility. Wheelchairs may be borrowed free of charge and used both indoors and outdoors but are not suitable for battlefield trails. Scooters have a weight limit of 375 lbs., and are for outdoor use only. The cost of renting a scooter for the day is $7. Please check for availability upon admission (scooters may be reserved for up to 30 days ahead of your planned visit). Service animals are welcome.


When can we go?

Open 9am - 5pm

Park open daily form March to November, then weekends only mid-December to mid-February . Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years’ Eve & New Years’ Day.


Any top tips?

Average visiting times: The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier: 45 minutes Tudor Hall Plantation and the Field Quarter: 45 minutes Military Encampbent and Fortifications Exhibit: 30 minutes Battlefield Center: 30 minutes Banks House: 30 minutes Breakthrough Trail: 15-60 minutes

I’m Hungry!

Cold drinks and snacks are available at the Civil War Store in the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier and at the Battlefield Center from vending machines.

Healthy Eating

Picnic facilities for Park visitors are available near the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier if you want to bring your own lunch! - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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