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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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Accrington, England
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Stopped off on our way to Williamsburg. We were very impressed and glad we had made the effort to stop off. The wardens were very helpful and informative. Also the people in period costume. The museum held lots of information. It was great to see all the houses as they were.

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Sanford, NC
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50 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

A must see piece of history if you are in the area. The museum in the old court house is excellent. The living history presentations are equally good. The Rangers and other staff are informative and very friendly. Figure on a minimum of 3 hours to take in all the movies, presentations and historical buildings. Be aware that there is... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Went twice due to weather. I was impressed with the rebuilding of the site. The persons of the period were well versed in their topic, and stayed in period. The rangers were friendly and helpful. A must see for Civil War buffs.

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Bedford
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Great visit! Easy access to parking with a short walk to the main buildings. The welcome center is staffed with knowledgeable personnel with plenty to look at inside. The buildings that have been restored are a treasure of period furnishings. Traveling to and from the outlying buildings is easy, even with strollers or wheelchairs. A small gift shop is located... More

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Holbrook, New York
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116 reviews 116 reviews
51 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

It was an honor to finally visit the sight where Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant on April 9, 1865.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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67 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We went on a hot July day. Fortunately, the Court House itself has A/C, and on the second floor we watched a short video about the battle fought there. A film crew and some actors was there to do a reenactment to make a new film to replace the one that was playing in the Court House. There were a... More

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8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

The man collecting money at the front gate was very rude. He wanted exact change from us ($8) and we only had a $20. Once we got inside the visitor center, the woman giving out maps was a little snippy too. They were making a film while we were there, so many of the buildings were closed off, which was... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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36 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

This is my 2nd visit in 20 years and the park is continuing to improved. Make sure that you see the two videos while going through the 2 floors of exhibits in the Court House. After that, you can visit the reconstructed village. If you go in the summer, they will have all the buildings open along with some reenactors... More

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Michigan
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My first visit to Appomatax Court House, and I was not disappointed. Usual high quality national park site, but what surprised me was that it is virtually in the same country setting that Lee and Grant encountered in 1865--no modern houses or urban sprawl mixed into this historic area. The NPS has restored all the buildings in the village, and... More

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hartford, ct
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14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We thought this would be a quick stop but we definitely should have delegated more time for this stop. We had a terrrifc narrative talk with a actor/union soldier about his experiences in Appomatox in 1865. The museum looked interesting but we did not have enough time to see it all. Definitely plan on 3 hours to get it all... More

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