Pamplin Park-homeschool days

Pamplin Historical Park Homeschool Day – 3/23/20


Join us for this special homeschool field trip program for homeschool families and associations. Home school tours at Pamplin Historical Park include educational programs that use fun, participatory learning techniques to teach historical lessons about life in the nineteenth century.

Each Home School Tour includes a visit to the award-winning exhibit Duty Called Me Here and two hands-on programs. These programs are individually designed for childrenin grades 3 through 12.

Duty Called Me Here

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.”

The Civil War: Why They Fought

Students learn why the United States became split and how that affected citizens in both the North and the South.

Civil War Battles

Students will participatein recreations of famous battles, including the Breakthrough Battle (where present day Pamplin Historical Park is currently located) to learn how styles of fighting changed from early in the war to late in the conflict.

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.
  • 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
6125 Boydton Plank Rd
Petersburg, VA  23803




Monday, March 23, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


$11/adults; $9:50/student, ages 6 to 18.
Children under age 6 are free.

For reservations, contact a Park Reservation Specialist at 804-861-2408 or email groups@pamplinpark.org. Reservations and a non-refundable prepayment by credit card or check are required.


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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