General Grant's Headquarters at City Point, Hopewell

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Grant's Headquarters at City Point is a museum operated by the National Park Service at Appomattox Manor in Hopewell, Virginia. It is a unit of the Petersburg National Battlefield Park.

City Point was a port on the James River. During the last years of the American Civil War, from the port there, the City Point Railroad was used to support the Union forces during the Siege of Petersburg 1864–65. The successful capture of Petersburg and its network of railroads was the key to the fall of the Confederate capital city of Richmond, ending the war less than a week later.

At the museum, the grounds include Grant's headquarters, and a plantation house with outbuildings. In the plantation house are furnished rooms, an introductory video, a diorama, and a bookshop.
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  • The house is very well maintained and the displays are very informative. The park ranger although somewhat new was very knowledgeable and very enthusiastic about sharing the history of the place. She ...  more »
  • So enjoyed visiting Appomattox Manor in Hopewell, VA. While I understand that most people would be interested in visiting General Grant's Headquarters, I was there to visit Appomattox Manor since it i...  more »
  • After visiting Petersburg National Battlefield, this was a must stop. General Grant stayed on the grounds of this house, and there is a cabin on the property that gives the visitor a feel for the offi...  more »
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  • Very well maintained with an onsite NPS Ranger even during winter. Look for the live American Bald Eagles. They gave me "goosebumps" when their significance and presence at such an historically rich site was observed
  • Family time walks are great way to check out the history
  • Great place to understand better te US history
  • This and several other places nearby are actually one complex with one parking lot. access to the river walk is about a block or two away on foot or by car.
  • Interpter very knolable.
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