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The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox

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Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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We got here first thing in the a.m. & were privileged to have a small lecture by one of the people... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Impressive collection

Impressive artifact collection including flags. Highlights human side of war, so be sure to read... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2019
Kim H
Roanoke, Virginia
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159 Horseshoe Rd, Appomattox, VA 24522-4944
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A very good museum overall. Presents the Conferdate side accurately, but leans towards the "Lost Cause". It is not as balanced as its sister museums in Richmond (American Civil War Museum and White House of the Confederacy). I recommend buying admission to all three in...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We got here first thing in the a.m. & were privileged to have a small lecture by one of the people working here (I think his name was Bob). Very informative. We like to read about how the Civil War affected individuals and the exhibits...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 9, 2019 via mobile

Impressive artifact collection including flags. Highlights human side of war, so be sure to read descriptions in exhibits. Kids will enjoy some touch screen activities (ex. design own flag) -- some were having technical difficulties. Teacher discount, veteran discount. Close to related National Park (short...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 22, 2019 via mobile

Very interesting. Personal were very informative . The area had an d time feel. Would be an interesting visit for home school students.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed May 26, 2019

A very good museum, particularly on the civil war memorabilia. More needs to be done on the post civil war reconstruction, Jim Crow aspects, though a good start has been made. The artefacts (lee's pen & uniform, the flags for example) are all fascinating.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed May 13, 2019

We went to a brand spanking new building, really beautiful near the river and next to Historic Tredegar - definitely also visit there (separate entrance)! This new building has just been having grand opening galas etc in the last month. Some previous reviewers believed it...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 5, 2019

I got the feeling this museum was fairly new (2015?) and still feeling its way to a distinct identity. Uniform displays were very good, but the overall bias seemed to be Confederate in the museum. Repetitive voice-overs and tape loops extremely annoying.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 23, 2019

We found the museum very informative. Having lived in the area for the last 35 years it was nice to learn more about the area history.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed March 19, 2019

On the highway 5AM, sunrise at Cracker Barrel for a hot breakfast, front door early with family at, The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox, Virginia. Know your history so you may not want to repeat it. 2020 election is around the corner, this is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed March 9, 2019

I didn't expect much here, but the exhibits are wonderfully detailed and the material on the surrender of Lee's army is especially informative. It is very reasonably priced and my wife and I spent about two hours in the museum.

Date of experience: March 2019
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July 21, 2018|
Response from Maps16801480299 |
We got our tickets at a discount from the Appomattox Hotel in town. $15/adult,$5/child vs. $30/adult regular price.
July 28, 2015|
Response from ACWMuseum | Property representative |
Please visit the Museum's website to find the online shop and staff contact list.