Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, Appomattox

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Must see · National Park · Historic Site
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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  • We had passed the signs to the Appomattox Courthouse National many times but never went. Finally had the time to stop and vist. Glad we did. Our proposed 30 minute stop ended 2 1/2 hours later...  more »
  • I have wanted to go to Appomattox my entire life, and I finally made it. It did not disappoint. Of our three state historical visit, my husband and I both agreed the Appomattox Court House National....  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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