APPOMATTOX COURT HOUSE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK

APPOMATTOX COURT HOUSE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK

APPOMATTOX COURT HOUSE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK

📅29 June 2023, 01:13

Complete vacation planning information for a trip to Appomattox Court House National Historical Park is now available on National Park Planner!

Appomattox Court House National Historical Park in Appomattox, Virginia, preserves the town of Appomattox Court House where Confederate general Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union general Ulysses S. Grant on April 9, 1865, after a brief battle that morning. While often thought of as the end of the Civil War, Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia was only one of many Confederate armies fighting in the southern states at the time, and his surrender had no official bearing on the outcome of the war. However, by that time most Confederate military leaders knew that the war was a lost cause, and when word of Lee’s surrender reached them, nearly all surrendered as well.

Upon arriving at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, be sure to stop at the Visitor Center to pick up a park brochure and watch a film about the events that took place at Appomattox Court House. Afterwards, you can walk the streets of the former town and see the buildings, some of which are open to the public. There are over ten miles of trails within the park and a few places to have a picnic. There are also seven points of interest along Highway 24 that are pertinent to the fighting that took place at Appomattox Court House and Appomattox Station on April 8 and the morning of April 9, 1865.

PARK AT A GLANCE

PARK MAP

VISITOR CENTER

HISTORICAL BUILDINGS

BATTLEFIELD TOUR

HIKING TRAILS

RANGER PROGRAMS

PICNIC AREAS

DIRECTIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION


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