Pam­plin’s Tu­dor Hall joins His­toric Gar­den Week

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PETERS­BURG — Pam­plin His­tor­i­cal Park & The Na­tional Mu­seum of the Civil War Sol­dier is par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Gar­den Club of Vir­ginia’s His­toric Gar­den Week. The Park’s Tu­dor Hall Plan­ta­tion is fea­tured in the Peters­burg-Din­wid­die County tour on April 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This event is held in con­junc­tion with the Peters­burg Gar­den Club.

“Each spring vis­i­tors are wel­comed to over 250 of Vir­ginia’s most beau­ti­ful gar­dens, homes and his­toric land­marks dur­ing ‘Amer­ica’s Largest Open House’. This 8-day statewide event pro­vides vis­i­tors a unique op­por­tu­nity to see un­for­get­table gar­dens at the peak of Vir­ginia’s spring­time color, as well as beau­ti­ful houses sparkling with over 2,300 flower ar­range­ments cre­ated by Gar­den Club of Vir­ginia mem­bers,” ac­cord­ing to the Gar­den Club of Vir­ginia

Tu­dor Hall, built circa 1812, has been care­fully re­stored to its wartime ap­pear­ance and fur­nished with pe­riod an­tiques. The dwelling was home to the Bois­seau fam­ily, an­ces­tors of the Pam­plins, and from Oc­to­ber 1864 to March 1865 served as mil­i­tary head­quar­ters for Con­fed­er­ate Gen­eral Samuel Mc­Gowan.

The plan­ta­tion also fea­tures a re­con­structed work­ing kitchen and slave quar­ter, a kitchen gar­den with au­then­tic pe­riod plant­ings, and re­con­structed live­stock and tobacco barns.

Ticket prices range from $30 to $35 for the Peters­burg-Din­wid­die County Tour and spe­cific tour and ticket pur­chase op­tions can be viewed at www.va­gar­den­week.org/ main/tours. This is a rain or shine event.

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