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National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

6125 Boydton Plank Rd, Petersburg, VA 23803-7494
+1 804-861-2408
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A true American Treasure

An amazing museum, antebellum homestead, civil war earthworks, gift store and more. A wonderful... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
PattieC757
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Chesapeake
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Engaging History

Not only is there an excellent historical tour inside the main building but the outside campsites... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2017
HaveChocolate
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Petersburg, Virginia
via mobile
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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 America's "War Between the States."
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“audio tour” (7 reviews)
“self guided” (4 reviews)
“civil war” (32 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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6125 Boydton Plank Rd, Petersburg, VA 23803-7494
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing museum, antebellum homestead, civil war earthworks, gift store and more. A wonderful preservation of a divisive time in our country's history. Thank you to the Pamplin Family and other benefactors.More

Thank PattieC757
MemberServices1865, Director of Marketing & Development at National Museum of the Civil War Soldier, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting and the kind words. It all started with historic preservation and the Pamplin Family purchasing the first 100-acre parcel in the early 1990s. You can follow our continuing work and happenings via the website or through our social media platforms, Facebook,...More

Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Not only is there an excellent historical tour inside the main building but the outside campsites give kids an opportunity to see life as it was. They can dress up in clothes of the 1860's, play the games and hear a description and display about...More

Thank HaveChocolate
MemberServices1865, Director of Marketing & Development at National Museum of the Civil War Soldier, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind words. Our 424-acre campus is full of museums, historic structures and fortifications for all to enjoy. Look for new upcoming events in the next year and our social media presence on Facebook, Twitter and LindedIn provide additional ways to keep...More

Reviewed 24 March 2017 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.More

Thank pnreed1984
MemberServices1865, Director of Marketing & Development at National Museum of the Civil War Soldier, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting with us. If you are a frequent visitor, you might consider one of our new membership levels. It provides unlimited annual access to the Park and some events at a great price. Members also receive a newsletter and there are additional...More

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...More

Thank tjbss
MemberServices1865, Director of Marketing & Development at National Museum of the Civil War Soldier, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. If you plan to return, you may consider one of our new membership packages which might benefit families with annual unlimited access at an affordable price.

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.More

Thank Mark Y
civilwarguy, Manager at National Museum of the Civil War Soldier, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2017

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...More

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!More

Thank casemanjgrant
MemberServices1865, Public Relations Manager at National Museum of the Civil War Soldier, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2016

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...More

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...More

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MemberServices1865, Public Relations Manager at National Museum of the Civil War Soldier, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2016

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,...More

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...More

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MemberServices1865, Public Relations Manager at National Museum of the Civil War Soldier, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2016

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....More

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...More

Thank rmalais
MemberServices1865, Public Relations Manager at National Museum of the Civil War Soldier, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2016

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...More

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...More

Thank Thomas T
MemberServices1865, Public Relations Manager at National Museum of the Civil War Soldier, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2016

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,...More

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