Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, Appomattox

(4.7/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
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. Put Appomattox Court House National Historical Park at the forefront of your travel plans using our Appomattox tourist route planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • As the other reviewer said, the movie they showed in the Court House was moving. After that, our volunteer tour guide, Arthur, gave an excellent lecture about what happened, where and when. Fascinatin...  more »
  • I happened to visit toward the end of the day in the winter when the site was quiet. I could imagine in my mind's eye the scene. The video included the phrase, "...with palace toward none...", which r...  more »
  • If you are historians of the Civil War, as my wife and I are, you have visited all of the major battlefields from Vicksburg to Shiloh to Gettysburg to Antietam to Chancellorsville to Petersburg, you p...  more »
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  • It's a great National Park that is well maintained. It's well worth your time. There's many great civil war sites in Virginia and they all are worth visiting.
  • Take a step back in time. We visited here in June 2016 and were amazed at how lovely and serene the park is. The film inside the reconstructed court house and the Living History reenactor were well worth the time. Just stroll the grounds to get a feel of what it must have been prior to the war, so lovely and serene. Visit the McLean House to see where the surrender took place.
  • Without a doubt one of the finest Civil War museums I have ever been to, complete with a historic, little town. Do NOT pass up the chance to spending at least an hour or two here- you will thank me later. I'm so glad I went out off the beaten path to experience this incredible gem.
  • The hours listed are wrong. The park is open 9-5 7 days a week. See the NHP site for proper info.
  • The volunteer who gave the tour was very knowledgeable and we enjoyed our visit. The grounds and architecture are well kept and awe-inspiring. Not to mention the scenic vistas of Virginian backwoods.