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Appomattox Court House National Historical Park

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Where the Beginning Started its End

The rangers are enthusiastic, intelligent, patient, and ready to share what they know. The... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
West Hartford, Connecticut
Highly recommend to history buffs!

We live near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and are well versed in the stories of that famous battle... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The rangers are enthusiastic, intelligent, patient, and ready to share what they know. The visitor's center gives you an overview of the timing of the battles and who was where. Take the guided tours. the 'in-character' actors are a must-see. They remain in character even...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We live near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and are well versed in the stories of that famous battle. Appomattox brings the story to an end. Whereas Gettysburg is a story of bravery and sacrifice and incredible suffering, Appomattox is a story of reconciliation, mutual respect and the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It's of course worth the trip for the history, but the knowledge and assistance of Ranger Swift, and Ranger Chris are unlike any other park. I'm a 5th generation descendent of a Confederate soldier paroled here and they were able to give me more in-depth...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We saw the actual house where Lee surrendered. We went to each of the houses in the town - from a jail to McLean's house with servant quarters. We watched a short doumentary called And Malice toward None. We listened to a talk given by...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Spufi10
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are a history buff. This is a good place to go. Just too bad a lot of things there are not original. That is to be expected. Wish they had a gift shop. They had two people dressed up for that time period.

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank spacedrive
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lucas Peed was our ranger guide . He was the best part of our vacation! My husband enjoyed how articulate and informative he was ! We also liked Jane mitchell, a volunteer and the lady who played Martha , a civilian.

Date of experience: August 2019
2  Thank kenfr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Historic site that is a must see. Well done reconstruction and restorations. Excellent volunteers at times in period costume.

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Cynthia P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small national park. There are presentations given by characters dressed in period costumes several times per day. Trails in the area make for nice, short hikes.

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Bikergrrls
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Park is well maintained, quiet and peaceful. It was a mood altering experience. The employees are amazing at the Visitors Center, the rangers and the reenactors. I was beyond impressed with my latest visit.

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Moonraker635
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We started our trip at Gettysburg and ended it here at Appomattox. This is a good place to remind us how the Civil War ended and how the healing began. Lots of original and restored buildings, very knowledgeable staff. Many artifacts still remain and are...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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April 22, 2019|
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Response from Jeanette W | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry, I just found this question...and I don't know the answer. I hope you went, anyway!
July 21, 2018|
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Response from ryanls82 | Reviewed this property |
The grounds are free. There are donation boxes around as well.
May 30, 2016|
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Response from Ron W | Reviewed this property |
I have a similar circumstance and asked the question of the volunteer there. They have a book there with the names. My relative was Union and did not register for surrender, so not worth trying to find him;