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Near Petersburg in Dinwiddie County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Plantaton Landscape

Pamplin Historical Park

 
 
The Plantaton Landscape Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 15, 2013
1. The Plantaton Landscape Marker
Inscription. Life was a lot simpler back then…or was it? You are standing near the center of a once successful and productive mid-19th century farm. To your right is the main house, Tudor Hall, built in two stages before the Civil War. When the armies arrived here in 1864 the lives of the farm’s residents, both black and white, changed forever. In the Field Quarter to your left, exhibits, a film, and recreated environments examine the lives of slaves on Southern farms before the Civil War.

Begin your visit to Tudor Hall in the basement exhibit, “A Land Worth Fighting For.” Then explore five furnished rooms in the “big house” and recreated outbuildings where costumed historians go about the daily tasks of farm life in the Old South. In the Field Quarter be sure to see the exhibit “Slavery in America” and examine the log home typical of slave dwellings in the 1850s.
 
Erected by Pamplin Historical Park.
 
Location. 37° 10.894′ N, 77° 28.705′ W. Marker is near Petersburg, Virginia, in Dinwiddie County. Marker can be reached from Boydton Plank Road (U.S. 1) 0.2 miles south of Duncan Road (Virginia Route 670), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker
The Plantaton Landscape Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 15, 2013
2. The Plantaton Landscape Marker
is located in Pamplin Historical Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6125 Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg VA 23803, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tudor Hall Field Quarter (a few steps from this marker); The Big House (within shouting distance of this marker); Tobacco Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); Tudor Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Kitchen Garden (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tudor Hall Barn (about 300 feet away); Kitchen and Servants Hall (about 400 feet away); The Military Landscape (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Petersburg.
 
Categories. African AmericansAgricultureWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 241 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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