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National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Closed Now: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Can't really miss this when visiting Pamplin Park

Probably will be the first thing you experience when visiting Pamplin Park. Geared more for the... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
Bethesda, MD
Wonderful, Insightful, Well Worth the Trip

Briefly, this museum and the surrounding site is incredible. If you are even a little interested in... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2018
Bob B
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Featuring the engaging National Museum of the Civil War Soldier, Tudor Hall Plantation, a recreated Military Encampment, and some of the best preserved earthworks in existence, this 424-acre park relives the life and times of a soldier during...more
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6125 Boydton Plank Rd, Petersburg, VA 23803-7494
+1 804-861-2408
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Reviewed October 9, 2018

Very good museum that attempts to educate on the life of the civil war soldier. At the beginning, you get to choose which soldier you would like to follow thru the museum. The displays were informative and interactive. Personally, I would have preferred to also...More

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Reviewed August 27, 2018

Probably will be the first thing you experience when visiting Pamplin Park. Geared more for the masses as it should be. Impressive to think that so much land was donated.

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Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

Briefly, this museum and the surrounding site is incredible. If you are even a little interested in the Civil War and find yourself in Virginia, you have to check this place out. The original fortifications from the Battle of Petersburg are remarkably well-preserved, the plantation...More

Thank Bob B
Reviewed July 30, 2018

Excellent musuem for kids that allows the visitor to experience life of a Civil War soldier. No pictures are allowed so one can spend their time actually enjoying the musuem and not taking selfies. Use the free audio guide to lead you around and enhance...More

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Reviewed July 29, 2018

A must see. Part of Pamplona Historical Park. Very interesting. Audio for a change so you don't have to read every placard. Lots of exhibits.

Thank susan c
Reviewed June 30, 2018

A top notch site with so much to see and explore. The museum itself could take hours to walk through, the plantation house is in great condition, and the site gives an incredible perspective of what life was like for the soldiers during the war....More

1  Thank Kevin F
Reviewed June 10, 2018

I have joined my boyfriend on many trips to visit civil war sights and I thought I would be fine giving him one more hour of civil war stuff in Pamplin park but to my amazement I was so fascinated we ended up being here...More

Thank Tama W
Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

Great place to see what life was like during the Civil War. During the summer of 2018, admission is only $1. Can’t beat the experience at that price!

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Reviewed May 3, 2018

The civil war has to be studied more and more over. The conditions of the soldiers were unbelievable and the amount of walking and building trenches were a sight to see. The work these men did was unreal and these men were true warriors. The...More

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Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

This might as well be the ranger station for Richmond battlefield and Melvern Hill BF since there isn’t one out there and the museum gift shop sells souvenirs from it. Nice collection. Friendly staff.

1  Thank Devon B
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