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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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History brought to life

The living history characters were great! They brought the lives of people, and soldiers on both sides to life. This is a small park but you can spend a informative time there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Huntington, West Virginia
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Huntington, West Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

The living history characters were great! They brought the lives of people, and soldiers on both sides to life. This is a small park but you can spend a informative time there. I would recommend taking in all of the talks. This park brings the surrender to life and is very interesting and educational

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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27 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

My wife and I took my dad and his wife here to see this piece of American civil war history. If you're expecting a theme park, you're going to be disappointed. This is a simple, well done, site commemorating the surrender of Lee to Grant, ending the war between the north and south. It is a self guided tour of... More 

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montoursville
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65 reviews 65 reviews
8 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Although the town has been reconstructed, the significance of the site can not be lost. As we toured, the quietness of the town allowed us to imagine the events that unfolded here. When touring the McLean, one can view the parlor and "see" the surrender take place. A little stroll to the area where Lee and Grant met a second... More 

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Callaway, Virginia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Needless to say, there is a lot of history here. There are park personnel at the different sites to give in-depth interpretations. In the summer of 2015, the original document with the terms that Gen. Grant presented to Gen. Lee is on display in the Visitor's Center. It is on loan from Stratford Hall, Lee's birthplace. This is the first... More 

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I was in the area and didn't have a lot of time to spend here, but I wish I had more time. Somehow, I expected so much less than what there was. It is actually a rebuilt village. The McLean house (where General Lee surrendered to General Grant) was right there when you park. They let you wander around the... More 

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Saint Hippolyte, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

A great historical review of the final days of the Civil War and the location of Lee's surrender. Wonderful guides with informative information giving visitors a wonderful visit and insight to the things that happened at the time of the surrender.

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Arkansas
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48 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Friendly staff, very informative tours, the speakers are very entertaining and keep you listening with their wit and humor in the way the explain the history here, it is awesome to stand here and think what took place 150 years ago, very humbling, easy to get to and parking is a little ways from the visitor center but not too... More 

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West Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

I knew nothing about Appomattox before our visit. The park is just beautiful, I would have been happy to just take a walk. The information desk was extremely informative and they have very interesting artifacts and an excellent movie. There are original and reconstructed buildings with some original and some period artifacts but not exact items from the buildings. It... More 

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Pittsburgh, PA
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116 reviews 116 reviews
74 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Give yourself about 3 hours, in order not to be rushed. Also attend the live history talks and also the ranger talk, which gives you a good overview of what went on that day--there's far more than what you learned in school. The National Park Service does a very good job here; the environment encourages leisurely learning. Also check out... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
43 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Great place to visit and have a picnic and afternoon walk. The visitors center and bookstore are in separate buildings. If you are a history or civil war buff, it is worth spending half your day exploring the entire village.

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