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“Well Done NPS”

Appomattox Court House National Historical Park
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Visited in late afternoon on a Friday. Only had 2 hours but could have spent 4. Well maintained property. Got there as a costumed Ranger was starting his rendition of the week leading up to Lee's surrender. Riveting! He portrayed confederate officer whose family home was right next to the Court House. The staff was helpful and fun to talk to. Visitor Center is small but with interesting memorabilia. Several restored building open to the public.

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Reviewed July 21, 2013

Not too crowded but still frequently visited. Site was clean and well maintained. The rangers were helpful and knowledgeable.

Thank Dave V
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

We made a quick day trip to Appomatox Court House while staying at James River State Park. I've known all my life that Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomatox; I've only just learned that the site is a National Historic Park. It's beautifully kept, a lovely location in the country, and a must see for Civil War history buffs. I enjoyed listening to the ranger and speaking with the in-character soldier loitering on the premises.

Thank GordonsvilleGal
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Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

I am a highschool teacher so obviously I loved this place!!! take the time to do the guided tours. the actors were excellent adding life and drama to the experience. the employees were helpful and pleasant. be aware that there is a lot of walking. prepare to be there about an hour and a half.

Thank Sandra J
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

The area is as it was in 1865. The park is large and you need a great deal of time to cover all of it; however, if you just want to see the surrender house (McClean house). You can literally walk in and walk out. The best part of this trip though was our interpretive volunteer ranger, he had so many neat stories and loved to tell them! He was terrific!

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