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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  • Inspiring to see the place where the secessionists and traitors were finally confronted with the reality of their wrongful war against humanity. Lee never wanted his legacy to be used as a prop to...  more »
  • This national park is a very peaceful and relaxing trip back into history. Many of the original buildings or sites have been preserved. You will need the map of the park as the buildings and sites do....  more »
  • Staff is knowledgeable and polite. The bathrooms are clean. Animals are welcome as long as they are leashed. The gift shop is affordable. Care has been taken in organizing and preserving the exhibits. The property is well maintained and very beautiful.
  • Nice place for a historical outing. Lots to do and see. The volunteers and rangers were super fun and knowledgeable. It is a good but of walking so wear comfortable shoes.

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