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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  • The Civil War ended in the parlor at the home of McCkean. The house has been preserved so such an important event in our country's history can continue to inform. If you are in the area be sure to che...  more »
  • I confess I was largely ignorant of the history of end of the Civil War being myself from a northern state. I was very pleasantly surprised with the Park’s portrayal of the amazing end to the Civil Wa...  more »
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  • Clean, well staffed. Lots of interesting points. I'm not a civil war buff, but still enjoyed our visit. My 9yo daughter enjoyed doing the Jr Ranger booklet. We didn't do the guided tour, and there weren't any live interpretations taking place during our visit, however there were many knowledgeable rangers available if we had questions. Both of my kids were able to participate in using a reproduction press to print parole passes.
  • The volunteer curators are absolutely fantastic! The gentleman who was there the day we visited made the past really come alive for us. His knowledge was astounding told us all about the buildings as well as the people who inhabited them. All of the staff and volunteers were great at answering questions and making history real. Even the young people were engaged to the point of asking questions and being involved in the stories. Highly recommended.

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