Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, Appomattox

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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. Put Appomattox Court House National Historical Park at the forefront of your travel plans using our Appomattox tourist route planner.
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  • Beautiful area. Very well kept. Lots of good history in the area! Had a little something for everyone.  more »
  • There are lots of buildings to visit and lots of history at the National Historical Park. Lots of Walking is required! Is very interesting and informative guides at some of the building to give histor...  more »
  • If you are a history buff, you know Appomattox is where the Civil War ended. This is a great place to visit and see where it all happened. Be sure to plan a few hours to walk around and explore all th...  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.
  • Great place. Beautiful area. I camped at nearby Holiday Lake State Park, which was very nice also.
  • A very well-kept park. I love the scenery and the rolling fields. It helps to imagine what it looked like back then. The video in the visitors center is really interesting. The tour guide we had was excellent!
  • Amazing museum of the town. Living history members are very entertaining and knowledgeable about their roles as members of the community in the time when the town was in the 1800's.
  • I was absolutely blown away by this place. The rangers and staff are incredibly knowledgable and friendly but also just very passionate about the location and the history. The museum is nice but it was the tour of the McLean house that impressed me the most. Walking the main part of the park takes a few hours but is absolutely worth it!