Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, Appomattox

4.8
#6 of 72 in Nature in Virginia
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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  • I am not a history buff, my husband is. So he drags me to all these places. This is by far the BEST place I've been. There is a person there who portrays a person coming back from the war. And he does...  more »
  • We came to Appomattox bc my daughter was obsessed with civil war history. The intro film is really educational. The restoration of the town of Appomattox court house is well done. The living history p...  more »
  • The town of Appomattox Court House has been taken over and, in many parts, recreated, by the NPS; this was not a negative. The story of the retreat of the Army of Northern Virginia and its eventual su...  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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