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Appomattox Court House National Historical Park

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Address: 111 National Park Dr, Appomattox, VA 24522
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+1 434-352-8987
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Civil War history in easy to learn format

We took a long day trip from Raleigh to visit this site. It was well worth the car ride. Even though it was pouring rain the staff were great and very informative. Really knew the... read more

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st. paul
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We took a long day trip from Raleigh to visit this site. It was well worth the car ride. Even though it was pouring rain the staff were great and very informative. Really knew the stories and the history. The lighted timeline was especially well done and easy to understand. The displays of artifacts with the accompanying stories were appreciated.... More 

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Rockford, IL
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We back tracked about 30 minute drive from Lynchburg, VA to visit the Civil War surrender site. It is a multiple building site with some building close together and several set up. In cool weather its a great place to have a nice walk in a country setting. The Court house is the visitors center also. The house Grant and... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a place where you can feel the history not just read about it. The actual room where Lee and Grant met, agreed on Terms of Surrender, and signed the document that ended a war. Everything is kept in excellent condition and is clean. There demonstrations too. The boys loved the musket loading and firing.

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Roanoke
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had my 10-year-old and my 19-year-old such different perspectives and such A sad time in our history. The exhibits were wonderful the staff very informative all had great stories we got to watch them shoot a gun the noise was so loudmy 10-year-old like the jail the best I found the story of Lafayette Meeks interesting

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The park and especially the McLean house are a must-see for history buffs. The park is pristine and beautiful with lovingly reconstructed buildings. Take the time to listen to the living history presentation if you can, it was excellent and really added to the experience.

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Thank N P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walking into the park is like stepping back in time. The setting is beautiful, amid rolling hills and woods, and the town itself has been carefully restored to resemble the Appomattox Courthouse of 1865. For a peaceful walk, park at the nearby Confederate cemetary and walk the ten minutes to the NHP along the Lynchburg-Richmond Stage Road-the same route Grant... More 

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Thank Paul P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nicely done. The movie is historical and interesting. The day we were there they had an actor give talk as a young Union soldier that 'witnessed' Lee's surrender.

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Thank Tammy J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Suggest studying up on history before going to Appomattox. We visited Sailer's Creek State Park near by where the battle prior to Appomatox happened. What a learning experience. Staff at Appomattox very informative and we learned a lot.

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Thank Sue L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing experience we had. We just happened to be in Appomattox at a great time. They were doing re enactment for the battle of Appomattox Station and the surrender. It was just really awesome to see this.

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SF Bay area
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This site is 30 miles east of Lynchburg VA, 90 miles south of Charlottesville, and 100 miles west of Richmond. The McLean House (where Lee and Grant met) is reconstructed accurately to its 1865 day, including the desks where they sat. Within the courthouse nearby is a small museum which features individual participants in April 1865, ammunition, and an animated... More 

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