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Pamplin Historical Park Homeschool Day – 9/24/2019


Come out for day of history as you explore plantation and soldier life and visit the award-winning permanent exhibit, “Duty Called Me Here” at Pamplin Park homeschool day.

Duty Called Me Here

This exhibit brings visitors face-to-face with the experiences of the nearly three million Americans who became soldiers during the Civil War. Personal audio players enable students to follow the true story of a “soldier comrade” through this award-winning interactive exhibit.

A Soldier’s Life

Students participate in military drill, observe weapons demonstrations, and visit the park’s recreated Military Encampment, where they experience elements of a soldier’s life.

Plantation Life

Students study how free and enslaved Virginia families lived 150 years ago, and how that lifestyle changed during the Civil War.

Additional Information

  • Homeschool Day will occur rain or shine.  If raining, programming will be moved indoors as much as possible, but travel from program to program will involve being outside.
  • Bring a brown-bag type lunch; covered picnic tables and space are available a 30-minute lunch. Covered picnic tables and space are available for a 30-minute lunch.
  • A visit to “The Civil War Store”, which has a number of educational items, is also incorporated into the visit, so bring money for potential purchases.
  • Please plan to arrive at least 20 minutes before the start of the program to process all participants.
Driving Directions: For the Pamplin Park Education Center Entrance: From Interstate I-85 South, take Exit 63-A, which will place you on Hwy 1 South (Boydton Plank Road).  Follow through two stop lights. Make a left on Duncan Road (Rt. 670) just past the Petersburg Trading Post.  Follow Duncan Road for about .25 miles and look for the Education Center entrance sign on the left. Make that left turn and follow the road through the open gates and back to the education center.
Pamplin Park-homeschool days


Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

6523 Duncan Road (Education Center Entrance)

Petersburg, VA  23803


Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


$11/adults (ages 18 and up)


Tickets can be purchased at the ticket booth on the day of the event.  Registration: **Please register the number coming in your family group at least one week in advance
by calling 1-804-861-2408.

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