Presented by Pamplin Historical Park
This 424 acres of hallowed ground is where the Civil War ended. Less than an hour after 14,000 Union soldiers moved toward the Confederate fortifications here, 6 miles southwest of Petersburg, the American flag was flying over the Confederate line – one of the most important battles of the Civil War. Immediately Petersburg and Richmond were evacuated, and one week later the surrender occurred at Appomattox Court House. In addition to touring the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier, on this special weekend there will be a 2-hour guided walking tour of the battlefield, you can drill with the troops, see battle demonstrations, and sing along to period music. Author John Selby will be here talking about General George Meade and signing his book “Meade: The Price of Command”. All special activities/programs are included with the regular admission price.