Appomattox Court House National Historical Park


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Appomattox Court House National Historical Park

Address:Hwy 24
PO Box 218
Appomattox, VA 24522

Phone:434-352-8987
Fax:434-352-8330
Web: www.nps.gov/apco/
Size: 1,774 acres.
Established: Authorized as Appomattox Battlefield Site on June 18, 1930; designated a national historical park on April 15, 1954.
Location:In south-central Virginia, 92 miles west of Richmond and 18 miles east of Lynchburg. It is on VA 24, 3 miles northeast of the town of Appomattox, which sits astride US 460.
Facilities:Picnic area, rest rooms (é), visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Self-guided walking tours, and living history and ranger talks (summer).
Special Features:Here on April 9, 1865, General Robert E. Lee surrendered the Confederacy's largest field army to Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant. The site includes the McLean home (surrender site), the village of Appomattox Court House, and the home and burial place of Joel Sweeney - the popularizer of the modern five string banjo. There are twenty seven original 19th-century structures on the site.

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And at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, visitors can see parts of the region that still resemble the landscape of the most important theater of the war.