Presented by Pamplin Historical Park
Experience mid-19th Century food selection, preparation and distribution at Tudor Hall Plantation and in the Military Encampment Areas at Pamplin Historical Park. The 30-minute cooking demonstrations will occur throughout each day for your convenience. Staff in period attire will demonstrate open hearth cooking and meal preparation, to include methods for acquiring ingredients, preservation, and serving meals.
At the Military Encampment, you will see campfire cooking of common soldier meals, including how they were packaged, transported and distributed. There will be a special Tudor Hall Plantation Walking Tour on Plantation Foodways offered at 11am & 2pm each day, where you will see the vegetables & crops grown there. You will also see the contrast between the food eaten by the plantation owners and the enslaved people.
Special Breakthrough Battlefield Tours will be offered at 1pm & 3pm, which will focus on the supply lines, soldiers’ morale and how the supply lines impacted rations for the soldiers.