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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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AMERICA IS GREAT

Awesome tour guide, tremendous video, great knowledge and this was my second visit of this wonderful place. This was Better than ever, we all felt like we were there on April 9... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome tour guide, tremendous video, great knowledge and this was my second visit of this wonderful place. This was Better than ever, we all felt like we were there on April 9, 1865 with several people with tears in their/our eyes. May we all realize this is a place where AMERICA IS GREAT, And LIFE is NOT always FAIR!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited several Civil War battle sites this summer and this was the hands-down favorite. Actually it's more like a peace site than a battle site because it's here that Lee signed the document that ended the war. The village has many of the original buildings. What makes the visit really special is the live history performances by actors who... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a great stop. The volunteer historian made Lee's surrender come alive. If you see Albert Carter, I think that was his name, go on his tour.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A reconstructed village that hosted the surrender of General Lee's army to General Grant in April, 1865. The National Park Service has done a fine job of assembling historical artifacts in the former courthouse, which was not the scene of the surrender signing--that happened in a private home. The roads in the village are not paved, so it is easy... More 

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Hazard, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very well maintained historical area. Sad that the park service uses some building for offices but the building not used are awesome. Before doing the tour download the app and watch the day prior. Ask the guides questions because they are very helpful! My issue was a tour bus full of foreign college students, they sit on the steps and... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Such beauty! Such history! Every traveler in the area "should" be "required" to stop here for a visit. However, we are a gloriously free country (thanks to the events that took place here!), so only folks lucky or wise enough to visit will reap the rewards of what our National Park service has preserved for us. The Visitor's Center alone... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful place which would be an EXCELLENT destination for history buffs, US Civil War buffs, and Middle and High School Children. Seeing history beats reading history. Is a NATIONAL PARK with an entrance fee. Worth the price- easily.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a couple of hours here on a visit to the Appomattox area. The orientation video was extremely informative, and the display of artefacts in the courthouse was both interesting and thought provoking. It was great to be able to visit so many re-constructed buildings which gave an insight into the times and the historical significance of the site. As... More 

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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although I am not a big history buff like my husband, I found the information about the end of the Civil War very interesting and learned quite a bit about it. Touring the area and the buildings was fascinating knowing what all took place there years ago.

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Chester, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my history buff grandson here. He was enthralled! There was a tour of the area but the best part was the actor portraying a Confederate soldier, he recited the events of the days that Lee surrendered to Grant, what occured, how they were treated.... It was well worth the visit. Highly reccomend for anyone interested in U S history.

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