Conveniently located in the
"Heart of Virginia", Appomattox invites you to experience the timeless, charming appeal of small town America.
For over 150 years, Appomattox has held the significance of being known as the place where our nation reunited in April of 1865. The Campaign, after which General Robert E. Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia to General Ulysses S. Grant, effectively ended the American Civil War. Today, you can tour the village of Appomattox Court House, preserved as a National Historical Park, and view relics of the War at the American Civil War Museum. Continue your journey through history at Patrick Henry's Red Hill and the Carver Price Legacy Museum as you learn about the steps Appomattox took from civil war to civil rights.
While you are in town, uncover the secrets that Appomattox has to offer, from our Broadway-style outdoor theater to our sparkling lakes and hiking and biking trails at any of our three State Parks. Unwind on the golf course, at a charming lavender farm or browse our charming Main Street shops like Baines Books & Coffee. Enjoy local artisans like at our semi-annual Markets. Kick back and relax at our brand new hotel or with a glass of Virginia wine at the landmark Babcock House. Whatever your interests, there is something to experience in Appomattox.
Each April marks the Anniversary of the surrender of General Robert E. Lee to Lt. General Ulysses S. Grant in the historic village of Appomattox Courthouse. What happened here in a few hours and days in April 1865, transformed this village into a powerful symbol—rendering it instantly recognizable throughout the world and across centuries.
Explore this history with a visit to the American Civil War Museum to enjoy their newest exhibit, Enacting Freedom: Black Virginians in the Age of Emancipation. Experience the sights, sounds, and smells of the living history encampments of Union and Confederate soldiers at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park.
Spend the night at The Babcock House or Longacre, two charming Bed and Breakfasts in the Town of Appomattox. Or try the Appomattox Inn and Suites, a new hotel for the modern traveler. Experience southern charm with a visit to local shops and antiques stores in downtown Appomattox, and enjoy a wonderful meal in the variety of local restaurants.
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