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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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Roanoke, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

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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Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW 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 NEW

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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160 reviews 160 reviews
41 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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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Fairfax County, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

As others have stated, Appomattox Court House National Historic Park is not IN Appomattox, VA, so make sure to check their website for the address and directions (and follow the signs). Our family pulled into the main park area at about 9:30 AM - just in time for a ranger talk. My 11yo son was immediately disinterested in the idea... More

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Dallas, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

Appomatox is unique and interesting. I spent 2 1/2 hours and could have spent more. #1: Check your GPS. Appomatox Court House National Historic Park in not in Appomatox. The city of Appomatox is several miles away. The Appomatox Court House that is in use is in the city of Appomatox several miles away. I spent several trips to discover... More

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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

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
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

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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