Appomattox Court House National Historical Park

Overview

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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Seasonality / Weather

Summers in the Southeastern United States are humid during the day. The best times to visit are fall and spring.

Directions

Driving: 

Appomattox Court House National Historical Park is located in south central Virginia approximately 95 miles west of Richmond.

Flying: 

Plane - The closest airport is in Lynchburg, VA, 25 miles (40.3 km) west.