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Appomatox Court House National Historic Park

State Route 24, P.O. Box 218, Appomattox, VA 24522
434-352-8987
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Appomattox
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Outdoors
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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English first
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Was driving past Appomattox and figured I would stop at the park. Beautiful site and very informative. They did a great job restoring/preserving the site.

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

As a history nerd, when given a chance to visit a place where 'history happened,' I will go out of my way. Well, my family and I finally got the chance! And we were not disappointed. Appomattox Court House is a village and not just the Courthouse. The surrender terms were agreed upon, not at the courthouse, but at the... More

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Fremont, N.C
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

My daughters and I have been to most all of the East Coast Civil War battle sites, but never to the surrender location. We went in early November and some of the other local attractions were closed, but enjoyed touring the restored town. Spend some extra time in the Old Jail if you enjoy searching for spirits.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I had wanted to visit Appomattox all my life and I was not disappointed. What I did not expect was an entire village that has been lovingly preserved to give you the feeling that you have actually walked back into time. Coupled with all the amazing history that is here and this is truly a not to be missed experience.... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
40 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

When you go inside the buildings on the grounds you really get a feel for what life was like back in the 1800's.

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Denville, New Jersey
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

By far the best part was the talk given by the historical re-enactor who talked about the battle, why Lee was in Appomattox, why the McClean house was chosen for the surrender and the events immediately following Lee's surrender. A superb job while keeping in the character of a 1865 Confederate soldier whose family farm was an actual part of... More

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Waynesville, Ohio, Usa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We had a wonderful visit to this site. The NPS staff were all excellent. The young lady doing the first person interpretation was superb in her portrayal of her character. The site is well maintained and easy to get around. We were delighted with our experience.

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Cookeville
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

It was a beautiful fall day to be at the park and learn more about the history of our great nation. The park is well laid out, easy accessible even for someone with bum knees, well maintained with friendly, knowledgeable personnel. However the highlight of the day was a tour and talk presented by a park volunteer! Albert Carter, a... More

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Calhoun, Georgia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Excellent historical attraction that is beautiful and an easy walk to each building site. Gift shop on premises has excellent selection; tour info. available in the Main building with artifacts exhibit/film. We found this attraction on a detour by accident and were very happy we stopped. Staff were friendly and informative. This attraction is a must stop for Civil War... More

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Ossian, Indiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

After months of bloody battles, brother killing brother, the US Civil War officially ended at this historic site. A small village in the hills of Virginia which may take you off the beaten path a bit. Original buildings should give us all a few chills when we realize that General Grant and General Lee walked these same paths, and sat... More

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