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The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox

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Martha K wrote a review Sep 2020
Birdsboro, Pennsylvania4 contributions
Good museum but only shows confederate side of the war. All artifacts and history is confederate- not much of a Civil War museum, more like a confederate museum.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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James Caldwell wrote a review Aug 2020
Chesapeake, Virginia102 contributions54 helpful votes
The museum artifacts were mainly uniforms and personal swords and guns of civil war generals. It has the famous surrender sword of Robert E Lee which is amazing condition. They also have one of the best preserved Confederate uniforms that I have seen. You could almost believe that it was just made, it was in pristine condition. There were interactive screens to interact with. There was a small collection of flag staffs from the surrender of arms wit a small collection of battle flags. It is not a display that covers all aspects of the war or the surrender. Working in a museum, I have learned that more and more museums are having to specialize on displaying items on a particular inphasis rather than do a poor job because of the lack of gallery space to cover for example all aspects of the surrender when there is the museum, the Appomattox park, the McLean house, etc. that when combined you get the total story without repeating the same material and not doing justice to any of it.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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JeniferTravels wrote a review Aug 2020
Gujarat, India1,049 contributions115 helpful votes
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We enjoyed visiting the museum and learning more about the history of the American Civil War. The museum is clean, has a nice layout, and there is a lot of information available. We found it interesting to learn more about the point of view from the confederate side. I wish we had more time to spend here. I'd like to visit again if in the area. If you're driving through Virginia and happen to be anywhere in the area from Appomattox, Richmond, or Farmville, this museum is worth the drive.The gentleman at the reception desk was very polite and took time to answer our questions. I teach 11th grade U.S. History and 12th grade Economics at a public school in Florida. I took notes of historical information and am eager to use it in upcoming lessons. If COVID19 wasn't an issue, I'd love to arrange a Civil War Historical Tour for my students and take them to Appomattox, Virginia which is where our nation united.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Emily F wrote a review Mar 2020
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If you are expecting a well rounded Civil War museum that presents all sides of the war, you will be sorely disappointed. Heavily confederate focused, lacking in artifacts and several broken or dysfunctional displays. Skip this “museum” and head to the National Park. They have a museum in the visitors center that is much more robust.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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0123 wrote a review Jan 2020
Roswell, Georgia7 contributions
A little small for the price. I hear it used to be better. Looks like they moved a lot of stuff to a museum in Richmond.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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