Plan your visit
Experience the Holidays Event | Saturday, December 2 | 10am-6pm
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TOURS & PROGRAMS
- Tour Appomattox Station Battlefield, one of the only Civil War battles that pitted Union Calvary under the command of General George Custer against Confederate Artillery.
- Visit Appomattox Court House National Park to attend "real time" programs, living history presentations, soldier encampments and ranger guided programs.
- Explore the American Civil War Museum which features more than 400 artifacts, photographs, and documents including the uniform coat & sword of Robert E. Lee. (Entrance voucher is good for a one time visit Friday through Monday 10 AM - 5 PM)
Experience the Holidays
Can you believe people are counting down to Christmas already? I mean, as a kid, I’ve been asking when Christmas was coming back since last Christmas, but it is nice to see other people getting on board and getting excited too. Even Mama is getting excited because this year, we are having a huge celebration in Appomattox! I have to say, it sounds pretty neat. Read more...
Letter of John Fite
Private John Fite of the 7th Texas Cavalry provided a Confederate perspective on that same theater of war. In this January 26, 1862 letter to his fiancé, Elizabeth “Lizzie” Henderson of Catawba County, North Carolina, Fite described the “privations” that Confederate troops were enduring and suggested the hardships that the Native Americans were suffering during the mid-winter campaign. Read more...
“Lincoln did not free a single slave.”
It may seem odd that such a statement has been made about the man considered by many to be the “Great Emancipator,” but the idea has its roots in Lincoln’s changing view of emancipation and a failure to realize the full impact of the Emancipation Proclamation. Read more...