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PAMPLIN HISTORICAL PARK & THE NATIONAL MUSEUM of the CIVIL WAR  SOLDIER 804-861-2408   1-877-PAMPLIN                      www.PamplinPark.org
6125 Boydton Plank Rd., Petersburg, VA  23803

DIRECTIONS: I-85 to Exit 63A (U.S. Rte 1, South), approximately 1 mile south, left onto Duncan Road, approximately 1/2 mile on the left.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: One of “Virginia’s Best Places to Visit” according to the Travel Channel, Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier is a 422-acre campus offering high-tech museums and hands-on experiences. Called "the new crown jewel of Civil War History destinations in America" by Pulitzer Prize historian James McPherson, the Park has four world-class museums, four antebellum homes and is the site of the Breakthrough Battlefield of April 2, 1865, where Union forces broke through Petersburg's defense lines.

In addition to daily tours and costumed living history demonstrations, the Park hosts changing exhibits, special events, multi-day tours, historical symposia and educational camps throughout the year.

PARKING:  5 wheelchair accessible parking spaces.

TYPES OF PATHS:  Packed gravel trails connect the various park attractions, dirt and dirt/gravel trails on the battlefield, wooden planking over creeks and low areas. Much of the battlefield is wheelchair accessible, though some grades may require assistance. 

ENTRANCE:  Main entrance, National Museum of the Civil War Soldier and Battlefield Center are wheelchair accessible.  Tudor Hall plantation has a basement display with ramp. 

PUBLIC REST ROOMS:  The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier and the Battlefield Center have accessible rest rooms.  Rest rooms are identified by a raised figure with pants or skirt on door to designate men or women.

SPECIAL SERVICES: 
For guests with hearing disabilities, written scripts are available.  

For guests with visual disabilities, a free audio guide allows visitors to customize their own tours of Tudor Hall Plantation and the Breakthrough Battlefield. Link to download an mp3 audio tour.  There is increased wattage lighting in dining and meeting areas.

For guests with mobility disabilities, wheelchairs and motorized scooters are available for those needing assistance with mobility. Wheelchairs may be borrowed free of charge and used both indoors and outdoors but are not suitable for battlefield trails. Scooters have a weight limit of 375 lbs., and are for outdoor use only. The cost of renting a scooter for the day is $7. Please check for availability upon admission (scooters may be reserved for up to 30 days ahead of your planned visit).

Service animals are welcome.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE FACILITIES:  Cold drinks and snacks are available at the Civil War Store in the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier and at the Battlefield Center from vending machines. Boxed lunches and buffet lunches available for groups with advanced reservations.

GIFT SHOP:  Counters 34 in. high.  Clerks assist customers with special needs.  Aisles clear of temporary displays.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Accepted credit cards:  V, MC,  AE and DS.  Personal and Travelers Checks. Open daily 9-5. Allow a minimum of four hours to visit. Check www.pamplinpark.org or call 877-726-7546 for current schedule.  Closed New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.  Admission fee.  Group rates aailable.

Most visitors discover that they need at least four hours to truly experience everything the Park has to offer. A minimum of two hours is recommended. Admission tickets are good for two consecutive days for visitors who arrive late.

 

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