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The location of one of the most dramatic moments in the nation's history, Appomattox Court House National Historical Park features original and reconstructed 19th-century buildings. The park's star attraction is the building where General Robert E. Lee signed the Confederate surrender, effectively ending the American Civil War. Spanning over 530 hectares (1,300 acres), the park includes an area originally covered by an antebellum village that was once an important stagecoach stop on the Richmond-Lynchburg stage road. Take a self-guided tour through the historic village. Exhibits tell the story of that era. You'll see everything from the pencil used by General Lee to make a correction to the surrender terms to authentic Civil War uniforms and weapons. Plan to visit Appomattox Court House National Historical Park during your Appomattox vacation using our convenient Appomattox driving holiday planner.
Appomattox Court House National Historical Park reviews
A must see! We were visiting as part of our civil war road trip. We almost decided to pass on this location after two days at The Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and Chancellorsville but since this was...
A must see! We were visiting as part of our civil war road trip. We almost decided to pass on this location after two days at The Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and Chancellorsville but since this was... more »
Very interesting to see all the old houses and the town during the time of the Civil War. Nicely done recreations so you can imagine what life was like. Very walkable area with nice grounds...
Very interesting to see all the old houses and the town during the time of the Civil War. Nicely done recreations so you can imagine what life was like. Very walkable area with nice grounds... more »
The pull-offs are very well done. With the descriptions posted, you can imagine all the troops there. Probably best to start with the video In the visitor center. It's well done and only about 15 min long. The displays are great. There are some really well done exhibits that are very informative. We were amazed to find out there are no fees for this park. What a great way to spend a half day learning about history. The jail was a little creepy with the old shackles and hangman noose. Overall, a great park with some really neat exhibits.
The history here is amazing. We learned about the culmination of the American Civil War. Being able to tour the building where terms of surrender were written, learning about the mindset of how the war was ended in favor of building unity. The grounds and buildings are well maintained. The movie should be watched in the courthouse before going to the surrounding buildings. This is a big part of American History and if you are able to visit, I highly recommend it.
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