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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
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Enjoy the 45-60 minute living history; that is well worth it. Its also worth going down to the Peers House and seeing where Lee and Grant met on April 10th and also where the confederate Soldiers gave up their arms. The book store is rather small and quaint, but it does offer some books of this time period. The exhibits... More

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New Bern, North Carolina
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244 reviews 244 reviews
56 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Very informative. Lots of good information from the park rangers. They were very helpful in discussing our civil war relatives.

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New York City, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

This is a lovely place where the nation re-united! Walking around the well kept grounds you can easily imagine what life there must have looked like in 1865. I could picture General Lee riding up to the McClean house and then in his muddy suit, General Grant. Somehow standing in the room where the surrender of Lee's Northern Virginia Army... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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217 attraction reviews
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Lee's surrender took place in the parlor of the McLean house in 1865. Many people believe the surrender took place in the actual courthouse but this is not the case. You can just feel the history walking around the grounds. It's a must see for history buffs.

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Michigan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Stopped here to see the McLean House and was not disappointed. A very informative history was detailed by the young park officer from MN. Thanks for a great explanation of a historic spot. The court house has many interesting photos and artifacts from from the site. Imagine the history that took place in this area...

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I had a bittersweet feeling visiting this historical sight. Joy cause the nation was brought back together, war was over, and I am a Northerner. I was born and raised in IL. so I learned about Lincoln and Civil War at an early age. But I could still feel the sadness and some of the emotions the Southerners felt. So... More

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Have always wanted to go here and had the opportunity as a mini detour driving back to CT from SC with my family. Read the reviews prior to making the detour and they helped. I am a history buff but I still learned some new things - they give you the overall history but also from the point of view... More

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Such a cool site with great American history. It is quite an experience walking the area and imagining all of the events that shaped our nation that happened right on those very grounds. Not really a place for children though. Try to choose a day that isn't too hot, there is no shade and it will make for a very... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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241 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this historic spot. The Park Service has captured the glorious moment when Lee finally surrendered to Grant and ended the Civil War.

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indian springs, al
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68 reviews 68 reviews
17 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

A really interesting site with great restoration of a lot of the period buildings. Some of the original buiildings have been lost to fire, etc., but many are still standing. The old courthouse is great! We stopped on the way to Richmond, stayed for about an hour, small fee to enter. Really worthwhile stop.

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