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Appomattox Court House National Historical Park

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

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Steeped in history, what a great visit

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Badsey
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Thank tomstcroix
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I always thought the surrender was signed in a courthouse on a town square. Not! This is a recreation of the small village of Appomattox Court House, with several houses, and tavern and general store. The McLean House is actually where Grant drafted the terms of surrender and Lee signed it. It has been restored with period furniture matching the... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are a history buff, this is the place for you. The actual place where the surrender agreement was signed by Grant and Lee to officially end the Civil War. The entire site is very well done with buildings and the Park Rangers there to answer your questions as well as give talks about the events. Re-enactors also are... More 

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Washington, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting battlefields is terrific, but after a while, you can only take so many photos of field artillery. Appomattox Court House is quite different. Excellent restoration of the actual village of Appomattox Court House, site of the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia. If you love antebellum architecture, this place is right up your alley. A wide variety of... More 

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Thank Aaron C
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was in the area on business and had a free afternoon so I visited the Court House. Free admission with a short guided tour, a theater and out buildings to check out. The tour guide was very informed, friendly and personable. You should block out at least 2-hours to fully go through the facility. Great history with great side stories... More 

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Thank RoyalRed610
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is one of the greatest sites in the United States of America, and it is well preserved. It is a site that everyone should see. Most of the sites are in a short walk.

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Kansas City, MO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a place people need to visit. It is the location of one of the most significant chapters in American history. The history is in everything you see. We listed to one of the ranger talks about the town and the history and then walked the grounds and visited the museum. The ranger was did a great job. The... More 

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