Near Petersburg in Dinwiddie County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Big House
Tudor Hall Plantation
— 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 Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Petersburg VA 23803, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. 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). Touch for a list and map 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.)
Categories. • Notable Buildings • War, US Civil •
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 19, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 915 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on January 19, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 2. submitted on August 12, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on January 19, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.