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Pamplin Park Named Top Civil War Site
out of 600 SITES, CIVIL WAR Trust honors PAMPLIN PARK
(Petersburg, Va.) – Nov. 13, 2012 – The Civil War Trust named Pamplin Historical Park and The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier the Discovery Trail Site of the Year. The Civil War Discovery Trail is a network of more than 600 historic sites in 32 states. The recognition comes during the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, which many involved in Civil War and historic preservation see as an especially important time for reflection and remembrance. The Trust annually honors individuals and organizations nationally that show extraordinary dedication to preserving Civil War battlefields.
“In addition to its outstanding interactive exhibits that bring history to life for young visitors, with particular emphasis on the experiences of common soldiers, Pamplin has recently partnered with the Trust on joint-interpretive trails,” said Civil War Trust President Jim Lighthizer. “Pamplin Historical Park does an excellent job of interpreting history to people of all interests and backgrounds. It is an extraordinary example of one family’s lasting educational gift.”
About the Civil War Trust
The Civil War Trust is the largest nonprofit battlefield preservation organization in the United States. Its mission is to preserve our nation’s remaining Civil War battlefields and to promote appreciation of these hallowed grounds through education and heritage tourism. Since 1987, the organization has helped save more than 30,000 acres of battlefield land in 20 states. Learn more by visiting www.civilwar.org, the home of the Sesquicentennial.
About Pamplin Park and The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier
Pamplin Historical Park and The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier is a 422-acre
Civil War campus located in Dinwiddie County, Virginia that offers a combination of high-tech museums and hands-on experiences. The Park has four world-class museums and four antebellum homes. The Park is also the site of The Breakthrough Battlefield of April 2, 1865 and America’s premiere Civil War history participatory experience, Civil War Adventure Camp. For more information, please call 804-861-2408 or visit www.pamplinpark.org.
About the Pamplin Family
The Pamplin family, creators and benefactors of Pamplin Historical Park and The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier, are among America’s leading living historic preservationists. For more information about the Pamplin family’s preservation efforts www.pamplincollection.com.