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Appomattox Court House National Historical Park

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Address: 113 National Park Dr, Appomattox, VA 24522
Phone Number: +1 434-352-8987
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A Dream Fulfilled.

It isn't really close to anything, but that isn't the point. I have wanted to visit it most of my life but never forced myself to simply 'go there' until today. I loved it. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Hastings, Nebraska
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Hastings, Nebraska
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312 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It isn't really close to anything, but that isn't the point. I have wanted to visit it most of my life but never forced myself to simply 'go there' until today. I loved it. I realize the house was rebuilt but it still made me tremble to realize that was were Lee and Grand met..where Chamberlain accepted the surrender of... More 

1 Thank DowneastCornhusker
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked around the village on 11/2/15 and took photos of the buildings, some original from Civil War days, others restored. Most impressive is the McLean House, which is the site of Lee's surrender to Grant on April 9, 1865. The Visitor Center in the restored Court House was also interesting, as was the Clover Hill Tavern.

Thank Robt_Emily
Chesapeake, Virginia
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Rangers here were so helpful and knowledgeable! I brought a group of Girl Scouts and they all worked to earn their Scout History Badge here and performed a Service Project. The amount of knowledge the Rangers have is astounding.

Thank Bonnielt23
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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249 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an interesting and educational National Historic site where the last battle of the Civil War took place and where Lee surrendered to Grant. The visitor’s center has a very good, short movie about the battle and the conditions of surrender. The National Park Service has done a nice job restoring the significant buildings to their original location and... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff was very informative, no hits there and the village has been nicely redone. Guess I'd forgotten or didn't know that the original courthouse had burned down in 1890s and that the McLean house (where the terms were signed) had been disassembled then left to rot and disappear for 50 years. I'm not sure I'd travel far and wide to... More 

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Buena Vista, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a well maintained national historic site. The attractions are not far apart and are easily accessible. Be sure to see the movie and take advantage of one of the interpretive talks. You can sit and rest on the tavern veranda while you hear the talk.

1 Thank Nancy S
Columbia, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a historical landmark that does not hit you over the head. Very easy to visit and tour around, will not take a long time, can duel and be contemplative as consider the enormity of what happened here. The US Civil War ended with quit stunning surreal fashion here, and with it, a very tragic chapter in US History.

1 Thank jishenker
Butler, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting tour. People in period clothes and character. We listened to a union soldier take about his years of service. (He never broke character!) Make sure you go upstairs at the visitors center. Free movie and small museum at worth your time.

Thank Mary Chris F
Navarre, Florida
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244 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We lived in the DC area previously and never made it down to this site....mistake. Should have come a long time ago. the park itself is laid out nicely and easy to walk (even with a bad knee). There is a good narration by the rangers and you could actually do a person in time tour by the staff. While... More 

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North Canton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Reenacting this one really was worth the long drive down. To see our daughter take part as a cavalry rider and be apart of the surrender and seeign them lead Lee on his way out was gut wrenching in a way. But the park? Just as great as the rest, smaller scaled.

1 Thank Jill M

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