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Pamplin Historical Park is truly one of the most exciting new historical attractions in the country. Here, history is presented in a context which appeals to all ages and all levels of interest. The 422-acre park features the dazzling and exciting National Museum of the Civil War Soldier, where the visitor is immersed in a gripping and entertaining personal encounter with the story of the common soldier of the Civil War.

Nearby is Tudor Hall, an expertly restored and furnished 1812 plantation house that also served as a Confederate brigade headquarters during the 1864-5 Petersburg Campaign. Canvas tents mark the recreated Military Encampment, where visitors mingle with costumed interpreters and learn of soldiers' camp life. The Battlefield Center features a fiber optics map, priceless artifacts, and a state-of-the-art surround-sound theater presentation describing the April 2, 1865 Breakthrough battle.

Throughout the park, costumed staff present living history demonstrations, both military and civilian, which give the visitor a chance to see "how it was done" from up-close.

Shopping is available onsite and quality dining and lodging are found nearby. Pamplin Historical Park is a perfect day-long attraction for families, individuals and groups. Novices will find the park's presentation as engaging, accessible and entertaining as Civil War buffs - and you'll be pleasantly surprised when your kids don't want to leave.



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