History


American Civil War Museum

“Appomattox” is one of a few place names that is not only shorthand for an historic event—the surrender of General R. E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia and the effective end of the Confederate States of America—but also a metaphor—for the end of the war, and for a new beginning as a reunified nation. The American Civil War Museum-Appomattox’s permanent exhibit explores these overlapping stories using more than 400 artifacts, photographs, and documents. Included in the exhibit is the uniform coat and sword that Robert E. Lee wore to the surrender, the Appomattox parole lists, and a dozen audiovisual stations that bring rich human stories to life.

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Appomattox Courthouse National Historical Park

 

On April 9, 1865, the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia in the McLean House in the village of Appomattox Court House, Virginia signaled the end of the nation's largest war. Two important questions about its future were answered. Could the nation survive a civil war intact, and would that nation exist without slavery? The answer to both was yes and a new nation was born.

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Red Hill, the Patrick Henry National Memorial

Red Hill keeps the spirit of the Voice of the American Revolution alive by inspiring a better understanding of Patrick Henry through educational programs and scholarship. Part of the mission is to maintain and interpret Red Hill, Patrick Henry's last home and burial place, as a historic site and museum. Throughout the year Red Hill hosts several special events such as a Naturalization Ceremony in May, July 4th Independence Day Celebration, the Bluegrass, Barbecue & Brew Festival on the first Saturday in November and a Christmas Open House in December.

Carver Price Legacy Museum

Seeking to depict the history of Black Americans from their perspective, the museum currently has a number of displays depicting the daily school life of Black children in the era of segregation.  

RECREATION

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Falling River Country Club

Located in historic Appomattox County, Falling River Golf Club opened 1965.With gently rolling hills and undulating greens, the course is challenging but fair. Falling River is always in great condition. Book your next golf outing with us at (434)352-7037.

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Holliday Lake State Park

 

Holliday Lake State Park is a state park located within the confines of Appomattox-Buckingham State Forest in Virginia. The land was cleared as farmland in the 1880s before being returned to its forested state in the mid-20th century. Today, the park is known for its fishing opportunities. 

 

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High Bridge State Park

This small family farm is open seasonally when the lavender is in bloom. During the season, people can cut their own lavender, participate in lavender crafting, shop in the Norfolk & Lavender Caboose which carries products that are made on the farm or by other artisans, and stroll the gardens. Saturday lunches are available to order by the Babcock House. After the lavender season, the farm offers workshops, special events and concerts. The farm is a venue for small weddings, showers and celebrations as well. Call (434)664-9561 for more information.High Bridge Trail is 31 miles long and ideally suited for hiking, bicycling and horseback riding. Once a rail bed, the trail is wide, level and generally flat. Its finely crushed limestone surface and dimensions make it easy to enjoy. The park's centerpiece is the majestic High Bridge, which is more than 2,400 fee long and 125 feet above the Appomattox River. It is the longest recreational bridge in Virginia and among the longest in the United States.

James River State Park

James River State Park

One of Virginia's newest parks is located on the scenic James River. Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the park features rolling grasslands, quiet forests and beautiful views, as well as 3 miles of shoreline along the James River. Visitors can hike, bike, canoe, kayak, fish or tent camp on the banks of the historic river or at Branch Pond. Facilities include cabins, a visitor center, a gift shop, a camp store, a natural playground, picnic shelters, multi-use trails, boat launches, water/electric campgrounds and equestrian camping. 

Evergreen Lavender Farm

This small family farm is open seasonally when the lavender is in bloom. During the season, people can cut their own lavender, participate in lavender crafting, shop in the Norfolk & Lavender Caboose which carries products that are made on the farm or by other artisans, and stroll the gardens. Saturday lunches are available to order by the Babcock House. After the lavender season, the farm offers workshops, special events and concerts. The farm is a venue for small weddings, showers and celebrations as well. Call (434)664-9561 for more information.

arts and culture

Wolfbane productions

Address: 618 Country Club Rd.

Box Office Phone: (434) 579-3542

2017 marks Wolfbane's 10 year anniversary! Join us in the woods for Broadway-caliber entertainment and drinks under the stars!


 
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Kat's Pottery

Kat's Pottery can be found at Baines Books & Coffee as well as by appointment at her studio. Don't miss her soft colors and whimsical patterns; any piece would make a stunning reminder of your visit to Appomattox. 

Address: 2032 Poorhouse Creek Road

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Appomattox Vintage and Artisan Markets

The goal of our market is to provide our community with an opportunity to shop a variety of high quality, creative, and unique local goods.  We create an opportunity for small local businesses, vintage and local artisans vendors to display their treasures and handy work. 

Find us on Facebook: @appomattoxvintageandartisanmarket