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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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This place is where the Civil War ended and has deep historical meaning, in central Virginia by Lynchburg VA.

My husband grew up near here due father being a Ranger onsite during his childhood, we have visited a few times throughout the years of marriage. We went recently due to family... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Erie, Colorado
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Erie, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband grew up near here due father being a Ranger onsite during his childhood, we have visited a few times throughout the years of marriage. We went recently due to family event. We took a few newbies there and they loved the historical value of the site. Fields near where war was fought. Sad and happy feelings.

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Thank HeatherColoradogirl
Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This site is amazing. Rich in details with very knowledgeable guides who take their time to explain whatever you like.

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Thank Giantmouse1
Arnold, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Appomattox Court House on a spectacularly clear and mild winter day. It doesn't take long to view the artifacts in the visitor's center (the Courthouse) and wander around the restored buildings of the village. Entry to the McLean House (site of Gen. Lee's surrender) requires joining a guided tour, led by a NPS ranger. After the guide recounts... More 

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Saratoga Springs NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like every other National Park site we’ve visited, Appomattox was staffed with friendly, staff members who were patient with your questions and helpful with their advice. We watched the 20 minute, recently produced film in the second story theatre before taking the guided tour of the house where Lee and Grant signed the surrender of the confederate troops. There were... More 

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Thank 22man
Nome, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I learned an incredible amount about the Civil War in the 2 1/2 hours I visited this unique Civil War site. The National Park Service staff here are extremely knowledgeable and engaging and the Visitor Center exhibits really draw you into the story regarding the final dramatic days of the Civil War. It's explained so well that you walk away... More 

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Bemidji, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Because of it's historical significance, we wanted to see Appomattox, and we're glad we went! Historical places are all preserved to varying degrees and have a varying degree of information available to the visitor. Appomattox is filled with info and very well preserved! Parking is free and entrance is free, they ask for a free-will offering. This is a walking... More 

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Badsey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

This was the 3rd stop on our USA holiday and it exceeded our expectations. The visitor's center was informative and, when we were there, one of the events was a monologue from a Confederate soldier purporting to be from September 1865, returning from the war and talking about his experiences. We were told by the staff he would be in... More 

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Greenville, SC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

We drove here on a whim because my husband and I had never been here before. We loved the drive from Lynchburg to here it was gorgeous. When we arrived at the park we were surprised to see that it was huge with many buildings. The scenery and atmosphere was very beautiful and hallowed. It reminded us some of our... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

The visitors center has a very good history of Lee's surrender to Grant. The restored village is also a great place to wander on nice days. I have to make plans to go back to visit other parts of the national park.

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Thank RayFromPhilly
Richboro
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

Ranger tour and film were excellent. Buildings have been beautifully restored. All Americans should visit this serene and historic park.

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