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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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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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170 reviews 170 reviews
44 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This was one of many stops on our American Civil War trail and it provides a moving and well presented final view of this dreadful conflict. The rangers are very knowledgable and approachable and the exhibition is quite interesting. The two films are below standard, certainly when compared to Antietam. The room where Lee and Grant met is well laid... More

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Dallas, TX
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

Can't say enough about how great our unplanned visit was. Grounds are beautiful & the park rangers were top notch. There is a short film, bookstore & shop. Plenty of history for all ages.

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Santa Rosa, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
28 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The village of Appomatox Court House was, of course, the location of where the Civil War came to an end. A visit here also brings closure to those who have studied the war or followed it from a distance. Seeing this site may bring all the battles, the injuries, the death and destruction to an emotional close for some. It... More

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Huntington Beach, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was and end that started a new begining for us all. As a born southener and a war of norther aggression Re-enactor it was something to see. It was a place I took my son and later a friend and I was able to see the starving men who saw and end to a vision come to and end... More

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Columbia, Tennessee
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We spent several hours there with our children ages 6,9,and 14. They all had a very fun experience. They completed the free junior ranger program that had them answering questions about the village. We had a very nice picnic lunch there. I would highly recommend this for a visit.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This was an excellent stop. The village is reconstructed well and the scenery is nice. We didn't get to enjoy any of of the Living History presentations, which may be why afterwards I had wished I had spent my time at one of the nearby battlefield sites such as Chancellorsville. I really can't complain about the historic site. I think... More

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Lucerne Valley, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Whether you are a cival war history buff or not, this is a great place to go. People of all ages will enjoy spending time at this historical park and will learn a lot in the process.

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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

We truly enjoyed our short visit at Appomatox Court House National Historic Park. If you go, spend the time to listen to the Union soldier. He presented history in present day 1865. Very interesting to have history come to life in that way.

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Central Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
26 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

A "must see" for American history buffs, it's not the Courthouse you are here to see, it is the McLean House. This is the site of Lee's surrender to Grant and really needs to be seen.

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Tyrone, Pennsylvania
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225 reviews 225 reviews
86 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

No "hype" no "over the top presentation" just a matter of fact...this is where the civil war ended.. Right here in this small little town. I liked it ..

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