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National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Closed Now: 09:00 - 17:00
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Excellent Civil War Battlefield Museum and Great Auto Tour

Visited the Battlefield in early March, with reduced crowds and a superb set of Park Service... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jorge G
Charlotte, North Carolina
Must see for a Civil War Site

Finally had the time to see the museum. On my last visit only got to the outdoor walking... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2019
Allen G
Richmond, Virginia
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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
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited the Battlefield in early March, with reduced crowds and a superb set of Park Service Rangers, this was an excellent experience. Very informative presentation and a well organized battlefield tour on CD. This tour is a must for Civil War enthusiasts, definitely the key...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 6 January 2019

Finally had the time to see the museum. On my last visit only got to the outdoor walking tour. Entrance to both is thru the museum. They do offer discounts on the tickets, just ask. The exhibits are well put together and the audio device...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 9 October 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 7 August 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 30 July 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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 29 July 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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 30 June 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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 10 June 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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 2 June 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!

Date of experience: June 2018
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