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Pamplin Historical Park, Petersburg

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Pamplin Historical Park is a 424-acre private sector historical park located near Petersburg, Virginia. The park preserves open space near Richmond, Virginia in Dinwiddie County, Virginia and serves the dual use of preserving a significant fragment of the Petersburg Breakthrough Battlefield, a National Historic Landmark, and key components of the Third Battle of Petersburg. The park also provides a footprint location for the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier, which is located within the park.
The Pamplin Historical Park cooperates with owners of adjacent parcels of Third Battle of Petersburg property, the Petersburg National Battlefield and the American Battlefield Trust, in preserving much (not all) of the physical space on which the battle was fought and interpreting it for the general public. In particular, a decisive segment of the battle, the Boydton Plank Road breakthrough by the 5th Vermont Infantry and other units, occurred on Pamplin Park property at dawn on April 2, 1865.
The park includes several pre-Civil War structures that are interpreted to 1864-1865 and presented as an integral part of the park landscape, including Tudor Hall Plantation (c. 1812). 3 miles (4.8 km) of park trails include close-up looks at the Confederate trenches that were the target of the climactic Federal assault. The park bears the name of its founder, businessman and Civil War enthusiast Robert B. Pamplin, Jr.

A. Wilson Greene helped develop Pamplin Historical Park and served as its executive director from 1994 to 2017. It is a Virginia Historic Landmark, was designated a U.S. National Historic Landmark, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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  • My family and I had a great experience. My wife and I took our 3 year old and 1 year old with us for about 3 hours, and they had a great time. There is a lot of space to run, a few animals to see...  more »
  • This was a really neat site. It has a lot of history that has a variety of interactive and interesting places on the grounds: The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier, Tudor Hall Plantation...  more »
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  • Wow! What a gem! The volunteers who worked with us were amazing! They have set the hook in love of American history in our 9 yo grandson. Thank you so much. I highly recommend this site for anyone who loves history.
  • Never heard of this place until the day I visited it. Very interesting place that presented many facts about the area and the battles that occurred there. The Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable about the subject matter. Would highly recommend a visit if you are in the area and want to learn some history.

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