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Appomattox Court House National Historical Park
Appomattox Court House National Historical Park McLean House Side View © Barry Wood
Appomattox Court House National Historical Park Jail New © Barry Wood
APPOMATTOX COURT HOUSE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK
APPOMATTOX COURT HOUSE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK
Appomattox Court House National Historical Park
Appomattox, Virginia   24522
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Walk the old country lanes where Robert E. Lee, Commanding General of the Army of Northern Virginia, surrendered his men to Ulysses Grant, General-in-Chief of all United States forces, on April 9, 1865. Imagine the events that signaled the end of the Southern States' attempt to create a separate nation. The National Park encompasses approximately 1800 acres of rolling hills in rural central Virginia. The site includes the McLean home (surrender site) and the village of Appomattox Court House, Virginia, the former county seat for Appomattox County. The site also has 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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Area Campgrounds
Paradise Lake Family Campground
1105 West Lake Road
Spout Spring, VA
434-993-3332
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Directions
Plane - The closest airport is in Lynchburg, VA, 25 miles (40.3 km) west.

Car - The Visitor Center is in the reconstructed courthouse building on VA 24, 2 miles (4.8 km) northeast of the town of Appomattox, VA.

Bus - Tour groups are welcome and bus parking is available at the site. Groups are requested to contact the Park for reservations at least 30 days prior to arrival. 434-352-8987 x 26

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