July in Appomattox

 History Music Recreation Theater

The year is somehow half over! How did this happen so quickly? Probably because we were all busy with work, family, hobbies and well...life! And here in Appomattox- that’s especially easy to do. There’s live music every week at Baines, delicious new special meals at The Babcock house, daily events at the Evergreen Lavender Farm, Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, American Civil War Museum, and Patrick Henry’s Red Hill and amazing productions from Wolfbane! When you look at the calendar, it’s just amazing that we have so many chances to get out and live here in this little town.

July is no exception! Starting with the Independence Day Celebration at Patrick Henry’s Red Hill on July 4th and ending with the newest theatrical presentation by Wolfbane, “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” opening July 26th.

Yes, it’s hot. And there’s gnats. BUT stop by the Evergreen Lavender Farm or any local shop that sells their products for an all natural assistant at keeping the bugs away. Stop into Baines for a refreshing ice tea or milkshake and head out to the local parks for some fun! Hike the trails at the James River State Park, or rent a kayak or canoe and explore the river!

On July 14th, the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park will play its annual Civil War Base Ball games at 10&1. In addition, the Appomattox 1865 Foundation will provide lemonade and have a genealogy station and blacksmith demonstrations from 10-2. The park will have it’s usual living history and ranger programs and be open 9-5. That evening, Wolfbane is pairing up with the Falling River Country club for a Murder Mystery Dinner! THIS EVENT HAS ALREADY SOLD OUT. 

The Appomattox 1865 Sweeney Summer Concert Series continues this month on July 24th with the great local band- Farm Use Old Time String band at 6 pm on the porch o the historic McLean House inside Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the show until sundown! No alcohol allowed but food is welcome. No charge for the show but donations are appreciated and will support the efforts to restore the Sweeney Cabin and Banjo Festival.  

If you make plans to come to Appomattox mid week and catch that show-you may as well stay for the Whiskey Dinner at The Babcock House on July 25th, a five course dinner with whiskey pairings will be sure to please! And at that point, you should probably add another day to catch the opening night of Wolfbane Productions’ Hedwig and the Angry inch-opening July 26th. 

If you’re just passing through the area-be sure to begin your visit to Appomattox at the Visitor’s Center on Main Street in the Old Depot. The ladies there will help point you to the best food, fun, and excitement in the are! Plenty of maps and brochures to guide you through your stay. The Appomattox Inn and Suites is a great place to rest your head-after a dip in the beautiful pool of course! The beautiful historic downtown is only a few minutes from Highway 460 and it’s definietlu worth the extr few minutes to check us out.  

Please check out our calendar of “Upcoming Experiences” and let me know if you need more information! Follow the links to all our members on this page to see what’s happening this month on the heart of Virginia- Appomattox. I’m here to help you decide how to spend your spare time when you have it! 



Thank y’all! 

Shea Klein