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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
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour

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Great stop

This was a really good stop. had a great film and the original draft that Robert E Lee signed to end the war. Enjoyed the stop even though it was raining.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Princeton, United States
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Princeton, United States
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98 reviews 98 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This was a really good stop. had a great film and the original draft that Robert E Lee signed to end the war. Enjoyed the stop even though it was raining.

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York, PA
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

If you like the Civil War era history, this is a must-see! The village where Lee surrendered his army to Grant contains mostly original buildings plus the recreated Court House and McLean House where Lee surrendered. The final battlefield is located on the grounds as well as other landmarks that marked the final days of Lee's Confederate Army. Also not... More 

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Middlesex, New Jersey, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Just a wonderful time and with such large crowds the NPS did a great job with programs handling the large crowd.. A quiet little park I am sure.. It has a different feel then say Gettysburg or Antietam.

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

April 9-12 The staffing was so polite and helpful to visitors. The parking and the golf carts for those who could not walk long distances was great. Making sure the buildings didn't get too over crowded and have the reenactments done on time was perfect. The park staff did a excellent job in welcoming so many people.

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State College
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

You feel like you have gone back in time.. Very few modern items intrude on the battlefield and village. We were there for the 150th Reenactment. Arriving early morning when there is no one around is worth it!

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Jeannette, Pennsylvania
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Been to Appomattox Courthouse before, but went this time for the 150th Anniversary of the surrender of Lee's troops. This village is so wonderfully maintained and it is almost like you've stepped back in time. Staff was friendly, video was good and it's well worth seeing it a second time.

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Newport News, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Our family had the opportunity to tour the park during their 150th anniversary of General Lee's surrender of the Confederate Army. The park service did a great job of entertaining kids, routing traffic, and educating us about the events surrounding the latter days of the Civil War.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I visited the Park via a very pleasant drive from Richmond. I was surprised that it is still surrounded by farmland. As a result it is a very peaceful place to visit. I visited during the week in Winter so there were very few other visitors. National Park staff were, as always, informed, helpful, and friendly. The main building has... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

April 8-12, 2015, the National Park Service commemorated the end of the Civil War in April 1865 with a variety of programs, demonstrations, and re-enactments. Hundreds of re-enactors participated and thousands of spectators had a very unique opportunity to go back in time as General Lee’s Army of Virginia surrendered to the Union Army under the leadership of General Ulysses... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Appomattox Courthouse was well prepared for the flocks of visitors it received for the 150th--helpful guides, plenty of parking, great events!

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