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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
Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Phoenix, Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

This National Park is worth the visit. There is a tour that is definitely worth going on. It takes you in the home where the the Civil war surrender was signed. There are also a couple of videos giving background of the events that took place up to the actual surrender. The park fee is very inexpensive also.

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Front Royal, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Appomattox Court House National Park is an outstanding attraction for Civil War buffs. It also can be educational and interesting for anyone curious about the Civil War timeframe (1860s) in American history. Attractions include the old Appomattox County Court House (now the Visitor Center), a general store, a law office, and a tavern (with replicas of the printing presses used... More

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

This was our first trip to Appomattox so we wanted to see the Appomattox Court House. Our tour was small in size so it was easy for everyone to get close enough to hear our tour guide go through her bad day. She was very knowledgeable but just a little short with any questions. Everyone has bad days so we... More

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Hamden, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Interesting grounds and the land around helped us understand the history. Information helped understand the end of the war, how they selected to have the concluding meeting of the generals and to picture how the soldiers ended the War.

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Upstate New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Historical, peaceful, serene. This National Park is a "must see" for all Civil War historians, buffs, and people interested in historical settings.

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Crete, IL
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

It was our first time there and it was very interesting. Being able to actually see what you read about in school. Every one should visit as it re-energizes your patriotism !

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Virginia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
45 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

I thought there was only a single building at this site and was floored to find a whole complex there. I enjoyed seeing the reproduction of the building where the surrender of Lee's forces took place. Even though it wasn't the real thing, it was a special feeling being there. A sacred place. The volunteer who explained the story behind... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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63 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Appomattox Courthouse is such an atmospheric place to visit, not just because of its place in American history but because it is like stepping back in time and it is so well preserved with some of the best docents I have experienced in the States. Would a second visit live up to the first visit some years ago now I... More

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Bellaire, MI
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121 reviews 121 reviews
20 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

We loved Appomatox! The buildings to tour are in great repair. The museum part of the court house is very informative, as is the slide presentation. The Union soldier that is role playing was spot on! He gave a great "performance". The McLean House and the story that goes with it is memorable. You can tour 2 floors of the... More

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Burlington, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

We had ages 2 in a stroller to grandpa at 64, it was interesting for everyone. We went during the week in November and there were no crowds. Very clean and neat. The workers were very helpful and friendly. The information was laid out in a way that attracted a lot of different learning styles.

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