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brings together centuries of artifact and stories. Its artifacts and stories uniquely present the society and cultures of those who have settled and lived in Prince George: the natives to the land, the English settlers along the James River, the African –Americans, the Czech-Slovaks, and many others, all contributing to the story of the County. Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The Heritage Center is located at 6406 Courthouse Drive. For information, call (804) 863-0212 or email No admission charge. Additional information about the history of Prince George County can be obtained from the Prince George County Historical Society at

antebellum homes. The Park is also the site of The Breakthrough Battlefield of April 2, 1865. For more information, call 804-861-2408 or visit Poplar Grove National Cemetery In July 1862, Congress passed legislation giving the President of the United States the authority to purchase land for the establishment of cemeteries “for the soldiers who shall die in the service of their country.” This legislation effectively began the National Cemetery system. At Petersburg, implementation of this system did not begin until 1866. During the siege, Union soldiers who were killed in battle were hastily buried near where the fighting took place, some in single shallow pits, others in mass graves. Identification was as simple as a

Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier One of Virginia’ s Best Places to Visit according to the Travel Channel, and designated as a National 257 E. Bank Street, Suite B Historic Landmark, Pam- Petersburg, VA 23803 plin Historical Park & The National Museum of • Massage • Couples the Civil War Soldier is a • Body Treatments 422-acre Civil War cam- • Facials pus located in Dinwiddie • jane iredale County, Virginia offering a • Lampe Berger combination of high-tech museums and hands-on (804)722-1720 experiences. The Park has four museums and four

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