Celebrate July 4th with a bang at Pamplin Park

Pamplin Historical ParkCelebrate Independence Day with a bang at Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier.

The Park has planned a full schedule of activities and programs for Wednesday, July 4, 2018. Hear a patriotic speech at 10:45 am and afterwards, children can join in games on the Tudor Hall lawn to include a sack race. Everyone is invited to participate in an artillery firing, pledge of allegiance and color guard ceremony at 12:30 pm.

A mound in the Park’s Freedom Garden will serve as a pitcher’s mound, for a period baseball demonstration and nearby a Revolutionary War soldier and rifleman presentation will contrast the advancements and changes between Revolutionary and Civil War soldiers.

Special guided “Breakthrough” battlefield tours are available for adventurous history lovers, and are available multiple times daily. The film War So Terrible will be shown throughout the day at the Park’s Battlefield Center and Slavery in America gives visitors a chance to see six perspectives on slavery at the Park’s re-created Slave Field Quarters.

All holiday activities are included with Park’s general admission which is $1.00 from now through Labor Day. This drastically reduced admission rate allows all people an opportunity to access this amazing facility and share in our national heritage from the Antebellum period, including the institution of slavery, through the Civil War. $1.00 admission has been made possible in part by The Bank of Southside Virginia and through private donations.

The $1.00 general admission does not apply to group or guided tours, which are required to book in advance and some special events require additional fees. Call (804) 861-2408 or visit www.pamplinpark.org for more information on summer activities and $1 admission days throughout the summer.

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