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Appomattox Court House National Historical Park

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Address: 111 National Park Dr, Appomattox, VA 24522
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+1 434-352-8987
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Worth Seeing! Great Historical Venue

Appomattox Courthouse is where Robert E. Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia to Union General Ulysses S. Grant. Always wanted to visit this location and the trip there... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Eugene, Oregon
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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Appomattox Courthouse is where Robert E. Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia to Union General Ulysses S. Grant. Always wanted to visit this location and the trip there was worth it. Highly recommending viewing this piece of history. Check out the museum and the McLean House, where the surrender papers were signed

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Danville, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

In the area on business and decided to stop in for a few minutes to see the court house. The few minutes turned into a walk around the entire park, going in each building, reading all of the signage and stopping at each of the spots along the main road (NC monument, Confederate cemetery, etc.). This small area is full... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In US History events at Fort Sumter in South Carolina represent the beginning of the Civil War. Appomattox Court House represents the end of the war. Of course, no conflict is ever that simple. After the war the village of Appomattox went into decline because the railroad bypassed the village and was built 5 miles away in what is now... More 

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Ontario, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great time to visit a place with such a rich historical tradition and so well preserved. Over the summer we went to Bull Run and to the visit the place of Lee's surrender was simply fascinating to see. There is a guided tour and it is very informative. I highly recommend the site and the tour.

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Thank Darin S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to take a day trip and didn't regret it especially on a beautiful 75 degree day in February. The exhibits were neat to look at. The grounds are well maintained and beautiful. The history here is fascinating. We went with young children into the Mclean house with a guided tour and it was doable and family friendly. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first two times I went they were adding on to the museum part in the Court House, and when I went back there was a new movie that connected the significants of Lincoln and Appomattox. We went with a 4,6 and 7-year-olds. Younger two loved and asked a bunch of questions and got answers. I would wear comfy shoes... More 

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Easton, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I spent a couple hours here on our way south on a cold and windy day. Well worth the time. Bob Moeller was our guide and provided a most informative and enjoyable tour. He added many interesting details I had never read in books. If we had more time he could easily have filled it. One caveat!... More 

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Jonesborough
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great tour guide that answered all our questions and filled in all the gaps. Great visit even on an extremely cold and windy day!

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United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a schedule to keep, so, our visit was short. This was a surprisingly good historical park. I would say that a person could spend at least one whole day there.

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Winchester, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Plan to spend at least a half a day and walk at your leisure as you stroll through this historical village where the American Civil War officially came to an end with the surrender of General Lee to General Grant

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