Elegant cars of yesteryear, technologically-advanced cars of today, all years, makes and models of amazingly restored cars, trucks, military, commercial and emergency vehicles – they will be here! There will be food & drink vendors, great music, door prizes, a silent auction – just a great day outside with family & friends! It all happens on The Hart Farm on the Pamplin Historical Park property. The show goes on Rain or Shine! Spectators – FREE; Cruiser Parking/$1; Car Registration/$20
You will also be able to tour Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier at a reduced price on May 15 before or after enjoying the Car Show.
About Pamplin Historical Park
Spend the day at Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier and journey back to the 19th century. The Park’s 422-acre campus features four award-winning museums, four historic homes, costumed living history demonstrations, guided tours, and the Breakthrough Battlefield of April 2, 1865.
The Park’s facilities and programs appeal to casual visitors, serious students of Civil War-era history, and families alike. Pamplin Historical Park has received accolades from a wide range of national and regional media and has been rated by AAA Automotive Club as a Gem attraction. The Park is recognized as a National Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Visit the Park’s four award-winning museums and: explore the everyday world of Civil War soldiers; discover why for millions of Americans, the Southern way of life in the 1860s was ”A Land Worth Fighting For;” learn why slavery became such a divisive issue in 1850s America; understand why one of the Civil War’s most important battles took place on a seemingly remote Virginia farm.
Explore the lives of free and enslaved antebellum Southerners in the context of original historic homes and recreated 19th-century environments. For generations, these buildings housed the hopes and dreams of Southern families. When the war came, they served as headquarters for the military leaders on which their future depended.
The campaign for Petersburg lasted 292 days in 1864 and 1865. The battle that determined the outcome of the campaign occurred on April 2, 1865 and involved an attack of more than 14,000 Union troops on a section of Confederate fortifications on the Banks, Hart, and Boisseau farms. Known as ”The Breakthrough” and declared a National Historic Landmark in 2006, this Union victory forced General Robert E. Lee to evacuate both Richmond and Petersburg. One week later, Lee surrendered to General Grant at Appomattox Court House, signaling the virtual end of the Civil War.
Those who wish to book groups of 10 or more, educational programs or inquire and book facility rentals can call (804) 861-2408 or email [email protected]. More information is also available for groups on the park’s website at www.pamplinpark.org.
Car Show at Hart Farm at Pamplin Historical Park
Spectators - FREE; Cruiser Parking - $1; Car Registration - $20