Pamplin Historical Park and The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier Experience Life in Civil War America Essentially, the Civil War ended here on April 2, 1865, the Breakthrough Battle, when the final supply line was broken. That evening Petersburg and Richmond were evacuated. It is here that the stories of the everyday lives of 3 million Americans, from north & south, blacks & whites, immigrants and native-born, who fought in the ranks of Civil War armies, are told. Learn why slavery became such a divisive issue in American politics. Why did one of the most important battles take place on such a remote VA farm? You will see a film in the Battlefield Center, War So Terrible, which depicts the realities of Civil War combat. Tour Tudor Hall Plantation and see the animals and crops. Encounter costumed interpreters and a military encampment. The 4 miles of trails expose you to field fortifications and the Breakthrough Battlefield. There are youth camps, historical symposia, teas, speakers, special events throughout the year. 6125 Boydton Plank Road Petersburg, VA 23803 | (804) 861-2408 Duty Calls Me Here brings visitors face-to-face with the soldiers. Personal digital players allow visitors to follow soldiers through 7 galleries using interactive computers, videos, life-sized dioramas, 700 original objects and multi-sensory battlefield simulation, Trial by Fire. The digital players continue to provide information as you move throughout the entire property. 24 CHESTERFIELD COUNTY • COLONIAL HEIGHTS • DINWIDDIE COUNTY • HOPEWELL • PETERSBURG • PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY