Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, Appomattox

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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.
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  • As a Virginia resident this was my first trip to Appomattox. Glad I visited the historic site. Very well done by the US Park Service. Amazing to see the McLean House where Lee and Grant ended the... 
    As a Virginia resident this was my first trip to Appomattox. Glad I visited the historic site. Very well done by the US Park Service. Amazing to see the McLean House where Lee and Grant ended the...  more »
  • This was a great experience- wish we had allotted more time to see it all. The Living History reenactors were especially informative and interesting. The site has been well preserved and there is... 
    This was a great experience- wish we had allotted more time to see it all. The Living History reenactors were especially informative and interesting. The site has been well preserved and there is...  more »
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  • 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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