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National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

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Address: 6125 Boydton Plank Rd, Petersburg, VA 23803-7494
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+1 804-861-2408
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08:30 - 17:00
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Sat - Sun 08:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Featuring the engaging National Museum of the Civil War Soldier, Tudor Hall...

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 America's "War Between the States."

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Great museum

I thought that this was a great museum for the family and kids. I have gone here multiple times and I enjoy it every time. Great location with great information.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Lawton, Oklahoma
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Lawton, Oklahoma
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I thought that this was a great museum for the family and kids. I have gone here multiple times and I enjoy it every time. Great location with great information.

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Greensboro
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Modern, clean, functioning multimedia, friendly staff and volunteers, and a wide range of information relating to life as a Civil War Soldier. The audio tour in the main building was easy to use (navigate) and I ran out of time before I ran out of interest. I hope to return with family for another visit. I did have a little... More 

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Stevensville
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92 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

A little on the pricey side for National Parks, but good info can found here. Decent displays and great gift shop.

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civilwarguy, Manager at National Museum of the Civil War Soldier, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind remarks about Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier. We appreciate your visit and are glad you enjoyed your time with us. I wish to clarify that we are not a part of the National Park system. Pamplin Historical Park is privately owned and operated and receives no government funding.... More 

Rice, Virginia
1 review
Reviewed 28 December 2016

My wife and I visited today and were blown away. Very informative as we followed the audio tour throughout the park. Could've easily spent the entire day exploring the plethora of historical information that is to offer. Highly recommended!

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MemberServices1865, Public Relations Manager at National Museum of the Civil War Soldier, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. A visit can easily be an all-day exploration, with our four museums, four historic homes, and near 4 miles of trails in and around Civil War battlefields. A lot of our guests enjoy exploring history, but maybe would like to revisit some things or spend more time than one afternoon allows. Our annual membership... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Spent a week travelling around Richmond area visiting numerous museums and Civil war sites. This one stood head and shoulders above the others but we only discovered it by accident. Excellent self guided tour of museum. Numerous activities every day with very well informed staff explaining the background to the activity or outside exhibit. Allow a morning or afternoon for... More 

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MemberServices1865, Public Relations Manager at National Museum of the Civil War Soldier, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review. The Richmond/Petersburg area has a plethora of historical sites. We are the only site in the area that features a significant Civil War battlefield, four world-class museums, and four historic homes (including a Confederate headquarters, a Union headquarters, and an original slave dwelling). We're also one of the only privately owned sites in... More 

San Antonio, Texas
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We made the mistake of only giving ourselves two hours at this awesome gem of a museum! I could have spent all day! Using the auto program and headphones given at the beginning of the museum, you can listen to as little or as much as you would like. It's like having your own personal tour guide. It was fun,... More 

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MemberServices1865, Public Relations Manager at National Museum of the Civil War Soldier, responded to this review

Wow! Thanks so much for your review! We sometimes hear from visitors that they simply ran out of time while they were here. We do have a lot to see, with four museums, fours historic homes, and nearly 5 miles of trails around historic battlefields. The average visitor spends about four hours. With our various audio programs, special events, and... More 

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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

This is more than a museum! See the detailed story of the civil war battles from north of Virginia to the Siege at Petersburg. Walk the grounds and get the soldier's daily life routine by tour guides, some dressed in period attire. Visit a settler's farm home and see the lifestyle of the family and the conversion of it by... More 

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MemberServices1865, Public Relations Manager at National Museum of the Civil War Soldier, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind review. There's a lot more to the story of the Civil War than just what the well-known generals and politicians were doing. Our exhibits focus on telling the story of day-to-day life for the common people that were living through that tumultuous period in our history. We interpret historic homes to show how life changed, from... More 

Colusa, California, United States
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

I received tremendous new insights into the lives of people involved in the Civil War. Our Tour Guide helped us to understand what life was like for the slaves on a tobacco farm. Various mediums were used to give us a feel of what life was like for soldiers on both sides of the conflict, including a film, a living... More 

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MemberServices1865, Public Relations Manager at National Museum of the Civil War Soldier, responded to this review

Thank you very much! WIf you liked that, you may be interested in our overnight program, the Civil War Adventure Camp, where you can live the life of a Civil War soldier for 24 hours. Attendees camp in reconstructed barracks, learn drill and military tactics, practice battlefield code communications and fire period-accurate rifles. It's a fun, educational way to put... More 

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32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

I love museum, and I try to see them all; the small one's, the big one's, the famous one's and so on. This museum blew me away with the civil war Soldier experience exhibit. This is a Disney quality exhibit. The the grounds and displays are also amazing, the recreate Battlefield let's you see what it was like for real... More 

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MemberServices1865, Public Relations Manager at National Museum of the Civil War Soldier, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review! One of our goals is to keep our exhibits accessible to visitors of all ages and interest levels. Whether you are a hardcore Civil War scholar or a first-time museum-goer, you should be able to come away with a better understanding of what Civil War life was like for the common soldier. We... More 

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27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We toured here as a family and we are so glad we did. With so much civil war history available throughout Virginia, we had to prioritize which sites we visited. We were so glad that we made it here. The museum has a packed daily schedule of tours and experiences and were lucky enough to be able to time our... More 

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MemberServices1865, Public Relations Manager at National Museum of the Civil War Soldier, responded to this review

Thanks for your thorough review! Along with being a pleasant and educational walk, our battlefields contain some very well preserved Civil War earthworks. When constructing the battlefield trails we utilized existing paths as much as possible and designed the nearly 5-mile trail system to showcase as much of the terrain as possible, including rifle pits, inundation areas, and some of... More 

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