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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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On our way back from Tennessee we took a slight detour to Appomattox and we are so glad we did. You can spend a few hours here easily, but I would give it at least two. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Richmond, Virginia
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31 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I visited this site in wintertime when there were very few other visitors and reenactments present, so it seemed a bit quiet and boring. But this is a surreal place--one can go right inside the room where Lee's surrender took place! It's definitely a place every Civil War enthusiast should make a point to visit at least once. Very far... More 

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Hampton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On our way back from Tennessee we took a slight detour to Appomattox and we are so glad we did. You can spend a few hours here easily, but I would give it at least two. The visitor center is in a very pretty building, but that's not where the action happened, so don't get too excited yet. Watch the... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fascinating! The picture showing up is the "courthouse," not the McLean "Court House" where the treaty was signed. You will learn the difference during the tour. There are several different historical buildings in the complex and knowledgable guides.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

This is a must see National Park for any history buff and in particular if you are a student of our Civil War. To think the end of the war ended on this very spot is awe inspiring. To walk through the McLean House, although a replica and not the original, is still a thrill. To stand on the very... More 

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Hickory, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

The creation of this national historical park (begun in the 1930"s) is a stunning success. All Americans should have the opportunity to experience this site. Civil War buffs will feel they have died and gone to heaven. Excellent volunteer guides, outstanding interpretive materials, beautiful setting that is undisturbed by 21st century aspects. Plan to spend half a day to do... More 

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Hastings, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

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 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

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.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

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.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

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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Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

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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