Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, Appomattox

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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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  • Our visit was actually in May of 2016, but I just came across our pictures from that trip. This interpreter/actor/ guide stayed in character the entire time and told the story of coming home after...  more »
  • Just walking in the footsteps of General Lee and General Grant and their armies will give you the chills. So much history here. The site is well maintained. The rangers are very informative and...  more »
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  • Staff is knowledgeable and polite. The bathrooms are clean. Animals are welcome as long as they are leashed. The gift shop is affordable. Care has been taken in organizing and preserving the exhibits. The property is well maintained and very beautiful.
  • Nice place for a historical outing. Lots to do and see. The volunteers and rangers were super fun and knowledgeable. It is a good but of walking so wear comfortable shoes.

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