918 E. Atlantic St.
South Hill, VA 23970
Phone: (434) 447-2600
Fax: (434) 447-2590
Arts & Museums
This museum collects, exhibits, and preserves antiques, Civil War artifacts, works of art, glassware, Hummels, Indian artifacts, military uniforms, books, collections from Halifax County founding families, special exhibits of arts and crafts, and items that are historically significant to the past, present, and future heritage of Halifax County and Southside Virginia.
Three million men fought in the Civil War and the exhibits at this museum comprehensively demonstrate their circumstances and ideologies. Other attractions at Pamplin Historic Park include Tudor Hall Plantation, an 1812 Greek-revival home that was the brigade headquarters of Confederate General Samuel McGowan, and the Breakthrough Trail, an 1865 battlefield where Grant's Union forces broke Lee's defensive line guarding Petersburg. Three historic, walkable trails that take from 15-30 minutes each to walk - perfect for families with young children or those interested in some light walking in a gorgeous setting.
Patrick Henry (1736-1799) was a lawyer and politician, who was known for his enigmatic oratory skills. Fighting in the forefront for America's independence, he became the first Governor of post-colonial Virginia. The estate, Red Hill he occupied before his death was transformed into a memorial commemorating his contributions. Red Hill Patrick Henry National Memorial includes his reconstructed home, office, grave and various on-site outbuildings. Visitors can walk around the plantation, taking in history and magnificent views.