Pamplin Park gears up for full year of activities during 25th anniversary

By: Sherry Williams Kidd | Twitter: @PGJournal
Posted: February 26, 2019 | 12:30 p.m.

VIRGINIA – Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier is celebrating its 25th anniversary throughout the entire year of 2019.

Planning is well-underway for over 30 different events and activities for this very special anniversary commemoration. The official anniversary celebration and Memorial Day commemoration will be held on Memorial Day weekend, May 25 through 27, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. During this special weekend, Pamplin Historical Park will be unveiling and opening a new exhibit that highlights the past 25-years of the Park. This special exhibit will include never-before-seen Civil War artifacts, some that were unearthed through the Park’s own archeological efforts.

Other special programs will be offered throughout the weekend. There will also be a special fund-raiser dinner on May 25.

“A simple phone call to Dr. Robert Pamplin Jr. in 1991 has resulted in a historical preservation and education effort encompassing the 424-acre Pamplin Historical Park that visitors see today,” said Anthony Romanick, Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier.

The Breakthrough Battle Anniversary will be held on March 30 and 31, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., each day. The Breakthrough Walking Tour will be held on April 2, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. An exciting newly-renovated gallery in the “Duty Called Me Here,” exhibit, is being scheduled to open in mid-February.

Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier is one of “Virginia’s Best Places to Visit,” according to the Travel Channel, and is designated as a National Historic Landmark. It is a 424-acre Civil War campus located in Dinwiddie County, Virginia, offering a combination of high-tech museums and hands-on experiences. The Park has four world-class museums and four antebellum homes.

It is also the site of The Breakthrough Battlefield of April 2, 1865, and America’s premier participatory experience, Civil War Adventure Camp. For additional information, call (804) 861-2408, or visit

Pamplin Historical Park is located at 6125 Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg (North Dinwiddie), Virginia 23803.

“The realized vision of Dr. Pamplin has helped, not only in preserving the Breakthrough Battle site, but continues to educate students, advance knowledge of the Civil War through scholarships, and give a voice to the common citizens, Soldiers, and enslaved peoples of the period,” Romanick added.

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