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Appomatox Court House National Historic Park

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Address: State Route 24, P.O. Box 218, Appomattox, VA 24522
Phone Number: 434-352-8987
Activities: Group tours/walking tour

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Civil War buff "must-see"

Visited with my family in March. The film in the Visitor's Center was very informative and the grounds are well kept. The people who worked there were all very kind and helpful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Saint Peters, Missouri
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Saint Peters, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Visited with my family in March. The film in the Visitor's Center was very informative and the grounds are well kept. The people who worked there were all very kind and helpful. I wish the village would have been a little more of a "living village," but overall it is worth the trip to say we have been there.

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Detroit
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

The Court House is the first of the buildings to see when you get in the Historical Park where the agreement between Grant and Lee was agreed upon. The buildings in the area have been rebuilt or refurbished. We visited March 10, 2015 and the park was getting ready to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the signing of the surrender.... More 

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Stopped by since I was in town on business. Cool to see what you hear about in books and see in movies. Quick tour of McLean House was very interesting.

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Monmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed visiting here from the friendly gatehouse attendant to the buildings and the storytellers. Well worth a detour to visit.

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Middletown, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

See the Mclean house where General Lee surrendered to General Grant. The old roads are still there where the soldiers laid down their arms on the surrender day, A great piece of America's history.

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Hickory, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Very nice place to visit. Did the short walk to the North Carolina Monument where the last shots of the war were fired. This is one of the first turnouts as soon as you enter park. It is just a large granite marker with several interesting facts on it. We then visited the small Cemetery. From there you can get... More 

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OLYMPIA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

Once again, the National Park Service has done a nice job of preserving an important piece of history. Start with the short film at the Court House and be sure to take a guided tour of the McLean house. Then, at your leisure, you can visit many of the refurbished buildings that once made up the thriving village of Appomattox... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

As a person who learns from visual vs. reading, this was great. Our tour guide (Aaron) was very knowledgeable and even knew things my husband (a lover of this period) did not know *the McClean house was rebuilt in 1943 but on the original foundation;)* Anyway, this coming April is the 150th Anniversary and the turnout is expected to be... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Our homeschool group, of 16 people (6 adults, 10 children aged 7-15) took a field trip to Appomattox Courthouse. It was a beautiful, clear, frigid January day, and except for a couple of people, we had the place to ourselves. Lead Park Ranger, Brandon Chamberlain, worked with me for weeks, to plan and organize our visit. He met us promptly,... More 

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Westminster, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

Appomattox village as preserved and recreated provides context for understanding the events that lead to Lee's surrender. The grounds are flat and walking is easy. The interpretive center provides ample details and helpful staff. Best to avoid rainy days as there is little cover if you are not inside one of the buildings.This is an absolute must-see for Civil War... More 

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