Does the sound of Civil War cannon fire still echo in the night?

Find out at Pamplin Historical Park’s Halloween-themed event “Voices from the Shadows: A Walk through Hallowed Ground” Friday and Saturday. Costumed guides will lead participants by candlelight on a spine-chilling tour of the 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. As visitors experience each stop on the tour, they will encounter the sights and sounds, the people, and stories that still haunt the park.

The true stories of the Civil War-era mixed with the naturally haunting atmosphere of Pamplin Historical Park gives visitors the rare opportunity to actually experience the emotions of those who came before them. Explore the anxiety, sadness, joy, stress and fear that the men and women of that era experienced and form a deeper, more personal connection with the past.

This first-time event will only be offered the two scheduled nights and space is limited. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Each tour will begin at The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier located at 6125 Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12, and is free for park members. Call (804) 861-2408 for reservations.

One of “Virginia’s Best Places to Visit” according to the Travel Channel, and designated as a National Historic Landmark, Pamplin Historical Park and The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier is a 424-acre Civil War campus located in Dinwiddie County 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 also the site of The Breakthrough Battlefield of April 2, 1865, and America’s premier experience, Civil War Adventure Camp. For more information, call 861-2408 or visit