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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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Chesapeake, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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174 reviews 174 reviews
46 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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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25 reviews 25 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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71 reviews 71 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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10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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