Welcome to Historic Appomattox

where our nation reunited

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. 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 Kat's Pottery 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.

 Clover HIll Tavern at  Appomattox Court House National Historical Park April 2018  Photo Credit: Shea Klein

Clover HIll Tavern at  Appomattox Court House National Historical Park April 2018

Photo Credit: Shea Klein

The change is in the air. You can almost smell the opening buds on the trees and flowers. See the colors
dotting the landscape. Spring is actually and finally here! The first order of business is to make a list of
everything we have to do: like clean the gutters, plant seeds in the garden, tune up the mower. But
more importantly-everything we want to do, now that we can can go outside without an arsenal of
coats, scarves, layers, and umbrellas.
I have lived in Appomattox for almost a year now and after living all around the country-from Indiana to
Washington state to Texas-I have never felt so at home! I love the fact that I can shop for all my basics and some one of a kind fun things all in one place. Everyone is always willing to help with a recommendation, a shortcut or a helpful hint. I’m looking forward to all the things I missed last year. And there is no shortage of events coming up and so many things to do in between-shop downtown , hike, walk or just relax at one of the beautiful parks in the area. I feel so lucky to be in this place at this time. I hope that I can share my experiences in Appomattox with you and bring this feeling of home to everyone who visits.

Evergreen Lavender Farm and Under the Oaks Music events
Vintage and Artisan’s Spring Market at Courtland Festival Park on May 5th
The Appomattox 1865 Foundation’s Arts and Heritage Festival June 2nd
Wolfbane’s Romeo And Juliet in the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park beginning in June
Falling River Country Club
James River, Holliday Lake and High Bridge Trail State Parks
It’s amazing how many things there are to do in this area.
History nature shopping theater
We really do have it all for such a nice small town.
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I’m so excited to be a part of this community and hope that you will feel the pride and joy that I do when
you visit!
Shea Klein
Marketing Director for the Experience Appomattox Campaign

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