Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, Appomattox

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#6 of 71 in Nature in Virginia
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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  • It's a wonderful thing to have such an important historical site so well preserved. This is a must-see for all Americans and all foreigners visiting the area. The Living History characters bring the p...  more »
  • If you travel primarily on the interstate, Appomattox Court House is a little off the beaten path, but it's well worth a visit. The National Park Service has done a fine job both of preserving the sit...  more »
  • Such a peaceful picturesque location to end so many years of bloodshed. Having visited many of the significant sites of the civil war it was a very humbling experience to come here. WE have been to Fo...  more »
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  • The living history actor who provided our tour was very knowledgeable and never broke from his role. He was amazing, you felt as though you were taken back to the war and his story left you with goosebumps and a very good sense of how it was for the soldiers just after the war. The grounds are very well kept and the museum was terrific. Worth seeing and worth visiting again.
  • I was able to view the movie as well as listen to the union soldier's presentation. It truly expanded my understanding of the progression of events in the Civil War. So much I never had heard in before. If you are ever able to visit, I urge you to go! It was the most fascinating history lesson I every had. Oh, by the way, it is free of charge.
  • The movie that plays every half hour at the Visitors center is good. There was an actor playing the part of a newspaper reporter from 1865 that was excellent. Very helpful staff.
  • This is absolutely worth your time!! The ranger led tour was both entertaining and informative. Interesting 15 minute movie.
  • Great place. Beautiful area. I camped at nearby Holiday Lake State Park, which was very nice also.

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