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Appomatox Court House National Historic Park

Address: State Route 24, P.O. Box 218, Appomattox, VA 24522
Phone Number: 434-352-8987
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour

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Hickory, North Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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316 reviews 316 reviews
84 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
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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13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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250 reviews 250 reviews
129 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
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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64 reviews 64 reviews
28 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

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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Clydebank
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Well worth a visit. Some fascinating displays and a good orientation for visiting this area.. From here, you must move to nearby Apppomatox national Park, where you will spend a couple of hours wandering through historic buildings. Lots of photo opportunities. ( do not miss the tiny Confederate Cemetary near by. There are no eating or drinking facilities here, but... More 

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Hilltown, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

My husband and I were very impressed with the Park. Beautiful setting, well maintained, and staffed with friendly park workers who know their history. Entrance fee was $5 per car. We arrived late in the day, so the Park was closing an hour after we arrived, and daylight was fading. Look forward to visiting again when we have more time... More 

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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

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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