Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Petersburg in Dinwiddie County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Big House

Tudor Hall Plantation

 

—Pamplin Historical Park —

 
The Big House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2007
1. The Big House Marker
Inscription. This landscape re-creates elements of a typical Southside Virginia plantation during the mid-nineteenth century. Tudor Hall, an original nineteenth-century building, was at the center of a farm that supported the owner, his family, and their slaves. The exterior has been restored to its appearance in 1864-1865. The outbuildings have been re-created by Pamplin Historical Park.

Begin the self-guided tour in the basement at the rear of the building with the exhibit “A Land Worth Fighting For.” Afterwards, enter the first floor of the house through the back door. The furnished rooms show how the house was used at different times during the Civil War, first as a civilian home and later as a Confederate military headquarters. After touring the main house, explore the other plantation structures including the kitchen behind the house, the enclosed kitchen garden to the east, and the barn to the west.
 
Erected by Pamplin Historical Park.
 
Location. 37° 10.878′ N, 77° 28.699′ W. Marker is near Petersburg, Virginia, in Dinwiddie County. Marker can be reached from Duncan Road, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in Pamplin Historical Park. Marker is in this post office area: Petersburg VA 23803, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
The Big House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 23, 2010
2. The Big House Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tobacco Barn (a few steps from this marker); The Plantaton Landscape (within shouting distance of this marker); Tudor Hall Field Quarter (within shouting distance of this marker); Tudor Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Kitchen Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Tudor Hall Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); Kitchen and Servants Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Military Landscape (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Petersburg.
 
More about this marker. The top of the marker contains a nineteenth century "photograph of a Virginia plantation clearly show[ing] the outbuildings that typically surrounded the main house." The bottom right of the marker features a photograph of two women. It has a caption of "Compared to field hands, domestic slaves like the woman photographed with her mistress, benefited from proximity to the master’s family. Higher quality food, clothing, and shelter, however, came at the expense of routine contact with other African Americans and constant scrutiny by their white owners."
 
Also see . . .  Tudor Hall Plantation. Pamplin Historical Park website. (Submitted on January 19, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Tudor Hall image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2007
3. Tudor Hall
 
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsWar, US Civil
 
The Big House and Outbuildings image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2007
4. The Big House and Outbuildings
The kitchen and servants hall can be seen in the photo to the right of the Big House.
Inside Tudor Hall image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2007
5. Inside Tudor Hall
This room inside Tudor Hall depicts a plantation headquarters early in the Civil War.
Inside Tudor Hall image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2007
6. Inside Tudor Hall
This room shows the house's use as a Confederate military headquarters.
Tudor Hall Barn image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2007
7. Tudor Hall Barn
The barn is one of several outbuilding located near Tudor Hall. The barn served as a place to house farm animals and store farm equipment.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 782 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2. submitted on , by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Paid Advertisement