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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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Frederick, MD
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58 reviews 58 reviews
23 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This park was very nice and well maintained. I was actually surprised that the Mclean House where the surrender took place was not original, but a rebuild.

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Kissimmee, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

If you love civil war history, and especially if you visited fort Sumter, this a must see, still looks like it did 150 years ago, and we missed it but there is a civil war museum, in downtown Appomattox.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I have always wanted to see the McLean House at the Appomatox Court House. What I didn't realize was that several houses in the town have also been saved. We went in September on a beautiful fall like day and walked all over the place. The paths are very easy and well maintained for easy walking. This is an area... More

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Tampa, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Nearly 150 years after the fact, the site of Lee's surrender still echoes with the gravity of its circumstances. The Historic Park is sprawling, but its highlight is the McLean House, the precise sight of the surrender. Take a moment to stand just inside the entryway and set your gaze on a room where the history of America changed forever.... More

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Utah
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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We visited in the late afternoon and were pleasantly surprised to find out that it was "free admission" day! A lovely little recreation of the site where Lee surrendered to Grant. All the park employees were knowledgeable and it was pleasant to walk around the buildings. It's a bit out of the way, but if you're a history buff, it's... More

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This site is where Lee signed his surrender to Grant. The buildings are all kept in great shape with reenactors on site giving an interpretation of the time and what living there was like. It cost a few dollars to get onsite, payable prior to parking. The family stopped here when travailing up 460 on our way to Roanoke. I... More

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Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
32 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 via mobile

we went out of our way to visit the site of the confederate surrender to the union, we were thrilled to find a visiting platoon of reenactment soldiers on site, it was eerie to see period uniformed men on the verandah of the McClain house, we thought at first they may have been mannequins but they were on their way... More

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Myersville
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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

So impressed with all there is to see and do here! Watched one of two movies. Went to one of two living history presentations portraying a young Southern woman, daughter of the tavern keeper, who described the experience of the events of April, 1865. Excellent job! Number of buildings to see, some restored some unfinished. Limited for time but now... More

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Pa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The park is very nice but it was pouring down rain the day we were there so we only spent about an hour and a half touring the grounds. They have a very nice museum with a movie about Lees surrender and a lot of memorabilia. There was a ranger at the McLean house and he was very friendly and... More

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Avon by the Sea, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

anyone with an interest in history should visit. There are no bells and whistles but you visit this village and can almost feel the ghosts that fought so long ago. The houses look as they did in the 1800's. There are several guides but try and go with the historic interactive guides. They take on a character that was actually... More

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