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
This is a beautiful Historical place to visit. It is well done and even with some restrictions in place, we got to see quite a bit. We were very pleased with our visit. more »
interesting place where General Robert E Lee the Army of Northern Virginia surrendered to the union forces of General Grant. you may visit the actual room that the papers were signed and then visit... 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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