SOURCE: Pamplin

February 23, 2016 09:00 ET

Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr. Announces 13th Annual Spring Tour at Pamplin Historical Park

Tour of Civil War Sites Commemorates "Defending Washington"

PETERSBURG, VA--(Marketwired - Feb 23, 2016) - This April, Pamplin Historical Park will offer its 13th annual spring tour starting with a welcome reception and talk on Thursday, April 21 and activities ending on Sunday, April 24 at 5pm. Historians will lead participants on tours of key sites that were part of Defending Washington campaigns in the 1860s.

A. Wilson Greene, Executive Director of Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier, and local historians will guide visitors through the several campaigns that threatened Washington, D.C. between 1861 and 1864. Highlights include walking and driving guided tours of Manassas, Ball's Bluff, Monocacy, Ft. Stevens, the Frederick Douglass House, and Lincoln's Cottage, where President Lincoln spent nearly a quarter of his term in residence.

"Our spring tour is a great way to experience what it might have been like in the 1860s in Virginia," said park creator Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr. "Pamplin Historical Park is a great resource for people to learn more about the Civil War and its lasting impact on American history."

The spring tour weekend kicks off on Thursday, April 21 where visitors will share in the experiences and stories of the brave soldiers. The weekend will include meals, tours and talks as well as lodging. Space is limited and reservations are required. For more information and to sign up, visit

Located in Dinwiddie County, Va., the 424-acre Pamplin Historical Park houses four museums, four antebellum homes, battlefield fortifications, interpretive trails and living history venues. The park's centerpiece is the award-winning National Museum of the Civil War Soldier, which uses MP3 audio players along with computers, videos, life-sized dioramas, more than 1,000 original objects and a multisensory battlefield simulation to tell the story of the three million common soldiers who fought in the war.

Throughout the year, Pamplin Historical Park hosts events designed for both families and history enthusiasts. For reservations or more information, call 804-861-2408 or visit

About Pamplin Historical Park
One of "Virginia's Best Places to Visit," according to the Travel Channel, and designated as a National Historic Landmark, Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier is a 424-acre Civil War campus located in Dinwiddie County, Va., offering a combination of high-tech museums and hands-on experiences. The park has four world-class museums and four antebellum homes. The park is the site of the Petersburg Breakthrough of April 2, 1865, and hosts America's premier Civil War participatory experience, Civil War Adventure Camp. For more information, please call 804-861-2408 or visit

About Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr.
Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr. is the creator of Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier. He is one of America's leading historic preservationists. For more information about Pamplin's preservation efforts, visit

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