Pamplin Historical Park - homeschool days

Pamplin Historical Park Fall Homeschool Day | HEAV 10/6/20


PHP will offer its fall homeschool day on Tuesday, October 6 from 10am to 2pm.  Students will be led through 3 of the Park’s established education programs: “The Civil War – Why  They Fought,” which helps explain why the nation came to war with itself; “Civil War Battles,” which explains the evolution of Civil War combat and the importance of geography; and “Duty Called Me Here,” which interactively explores the National  Museum of the Civil War Soldier.

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 participate in 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.


Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier
6125 Boydton Plank Rd
Petersburg, Virginia 23803




Tuesday, October 6, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


$11/adults 18+ ; $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

Additional Information

  • We ask that participating families or groups pre-register by calling 804-861-2408 to reserve their spots.
  • We are limiting this learning opportunity to 35 total parents and students to help better accommodate social distancing. 
  • We ask that participants wear a face mask while indoors. 
  • Bring a brown-bag lunch.

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.

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Pamplin Historical Park Homeschool Days
Pamplin Historical Park Homeschool Days
Pamplin Historical Park Homeschool Days
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