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 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 or browse our charming Main Street shops. 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.
Highlights from the Sesquicentennial Celebration
Plan your visit
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)