The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox, Appomattox

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  • Impressive artifact collection including flags. Highlights human side of war, so be sure to read descriptions in exhibits. Kids will enjoy some touch screen activities (ex. design own flag) -- some we...  more »
  • Very interesting. Personal were very informative . The area had an d time feel. Would be an interesting visit for home school students.  more »
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  • Highly recommended for field trips! I visited the museum today with three classes of 5th grade students. It was an excellent trip! The museum staff had an interesting and informative set of stations for the classes to take turns visiting including the log cabin in my pictures where we learned about home life during the civil war, a room with a mystery person activity where the kids found out information and made predictions about specific people from that time period using artifacts and census data, and the museum itself. The guides during our visit were extremely knowledgeable, easily kept the students' attention, and did a wonderful job answering unusual questions. I look forward to returning sometime with my family when we can stay longer since there are so many interesting things to see!
  • Looks bigger than it is. The museum part sits off to the right of the lobby. The exhibits were nice but lacked engagement. In the lobby are were two private citizens with their collections of civil war era items. They were engaged in a side conversation so I really didn't walk away with anything new. The period house a short walk from the entrance was informative the people present were doing a great job representing the past. Overall a nice experience, but there is tremendous opportunity for improvement.

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