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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  • Pamplin Park has only existed for just under 30 years. It sets on 440 acres in Petersburg, Va and offers educational opportunities by guided tour around the Civil War era grounds. They also offer a...  more »
  • This is a must see museum and battlefield you pick a soldier union or confederate and follow them thru the museum via audio headsets then you go outside to the battlefield and another museum plus a...  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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