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“A MUST for history buffs!!”

The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Drawing from a rich collection of artifacts and documents, The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox interweaves stories of the Confederate government, the military, civilians and enslaved & free African Americans. The main exhibit details events leading up to, during and following the Civil War, with a focus on the "Appomattox Moment" where two legendary armies met for the last time. Gen. Robert E. Lee's coat and sword are featured items on display.
Amherst, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
114 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“A MUST for history buffs!!”
Reviewed May 13, 2013

This museum is well laid out, very comprehensive and a well informed staff. I have always loved Civil War history, but THIS museum will teach you things you never heard in school. The story is told from several perspectives and you will meet people from that era that never made the history books! Fantastic!!! Well worth the small fee for a ticket. Go check it out and plan to stay awhile and study!

Visited April 2013
1 Thank drdave57
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English first
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Lot's of Information”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

This museum was so interesting. You really learn alot about the Confederacy during the war. Lot's of great items. We really enjoyed.

Visited April 2013
Thank cwlady41
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Orange, Virginia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good museum until you get to the flag room”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

A very good museum until you get to the end and go in the flag room, many flags from different Confederate units that fought for their freedom and gave their lives. In the flag room they have variouse things in cases like the Dukes of Hazzards, swim suits, a bandana that says "Smart [--] White Chick" with the Confederate flag, these things have no place in a Confederate museum, I was completely digusted and will never again go there again.

Visited April 2013
4 Thank Frank B
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Nesconset, New York
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Provides great insight into the lives of the Confederate soldier and civilian”
Reviewed April 2, 2013

If you're in the area visiting the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, you must also make time to see the Museum of the Confederacy to enhance your overall Civil War experience. The museum is well stocked with Civil War artifacts and interactive exhibits to provide insight into the life and times of both the Confederate soldier and civilian. Also interesting are the exhibits devoted to the post-war era of Reconstruction and beyond. Highly recommended for the Civil War buff as well as those casually interested in American history.

Visited March 2013
1 Thank VMstereo
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Level 6 Contributor
359 reviews
125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
“A Lot to Learn!”
Reviewed March 23, 2013

So many great artifacts and stories displayed in very interesting arrays. The employees and docents of the museum are so helpful and friendly. A great place to learn about our past.

Visited March 2013
Thank tigilau
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