Memorial Day Commemoration

color guard
The Breakthrough battlefield
artillery demonstration
Pamplin Historical Park
6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803
Region Central Virginia
Locality Dinwiddie
Monday, May 25, 2015 (9:00 AM-5:00 PM)
Phone: (804) 861-2408

Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier will be open Memorial Day with a full schedule of daily programs. The Park is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with ongoing costumed interpretation and a special Memorial Day Commemoration ceremony, including an artillery demonstration, color bearers, and the playing of Taps.

Before the ceremony visitors can learn about a number of soldiers that were killed or mortally wounded during the April 2, 1865 Breakthrough battle by participating in a guided “Walk of Honor.” Parts of these soldiers’ stories will be presented taken from their letters while alive and from recollections of their family, friends, and comrades after their death. Their stories illustrate the causes, commitment, and consequences of the war.

Walk of Honor begins at 12:00pm at the Battlefield Center. Artillery demonstration begins at 1:00pm, followed by Taps.

  • Walk of Honor battlefield tour
  • Memorial Day Commemoration
  • Color guard, fife, drum and bugle
  • Artillery demonstration and the playing of Taps
  • Music demonstration
  • Rifle demonstration
  • Plantation tour
  • Breakthrough Battlefield tour
  • "A War So Terrible" Civil War combat film

Admission Fee: Park admission required

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