PETERSBURG, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Does the sound of Civil War cannon fire still echo in the night? Pamplin Historical Park founder and owner Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr. invites you to find out at the park’s Halloween-themed event, “Voices From the Shadows: A Walk Through Hallowed Ground.”
Costumed guides will lead participants by candlelight on a spine-chilling tour of the Civil War’s Breakthrough Battlefield and Tudor Hall plantation, allowing guests to walk in the footsteps of those who once lived, worked, fought and died at this historic site.
“The true stories of the Civil War era, presented in the naturally haunting atmosphere of Pamplin Historical Park, will allow visitors to gain a deeper understanding of the emotions that the men and women of that time experienced,” said Pamplin. “This is a unique opportunity to form a stronger, more personal connection to the past.”
The event will be offered on two nights only, Oct. 24 and 25, 2014, at 7 p.m. Space is limited and reservations are required. Admission is $10 for adults; $5 for children ages 6-12, free for park members. Call 804-861-2408 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, Virginia, 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 America’s premier Civil War participatory experience, Civil War Adventure Camp. For more information, please call 804-861-2408 or visit www.pamplinpark.org.
About Robert B. Pamplin Jr.
Robert B. Pamplin Jr. is a businessman, philanthropist, ordained minister, educator, historical preservationist and author. His business interests include media, textiles, construction and agriculture. As chairman of the Pamplin Foundation, he is dedicated to conserving sites, art and artifacts that speak to a rich past. Through the foundation, which owns and operates Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier in Virginia, he has developed an important Civil War battlefield into one of the nation’s best historical parks. The award-winning campus includes four museums, four antebellum homes, battlefield fortifications, interpretive trails and living history venues. In 2014 Pamplin was honored with the Shelby Foote Preservation Legacy Award by the Civil War Trust for his exceptional merit in Civil War battlefield preservation and heritage education. In addition, the Dr. and Mrs. Robert B. Pamplin Jr. International Collection of Art and History is among the most extensive private collections of fine art, collectibles and furniture in the U.S., encompassing more than 100,000 items of historical significance. For more information, please visit www.pamplin.org or www.pamplincollection.org.