Every American should stand here at least once! Bring your group or family and plan to spend a day exploring "Where Our Nation Reunited."
Discover the peace and serenity at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, the site where General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant on Palm Sunday, 1865. This National Historical Park consists of a restored Village complete with a Visitor's Center, Bookstore, Prison, Tavern and several private homes, including the McLean House, where the actual surrender meeting took place. Listen to living historians portray what life was like during and after the Civil War.
Enjoy a leisurely lunch at one of the local eateries and then take a stroll around Main Street. Forty-eight Turn-of-the-Century homes surround Main Street and the antique and gift shops are always filled with unespected suprises.
After lunch tour Clover Hill Village, a recontructed village featuring a Chapel, Schoolhouse, Log Cabin, Blacksmith shop, General Store and Post Office.
Round out your day with a tour of the Appomattox County Historical Museum, housed in the old county jail, built in 1895. This quaint museum will delight you with artifcats from Appomattox before, during and after the Civil War. Included in this collection are displays of Joel Sweeney, popularizer of the 5-string banjo, along with native american artifacts and a collection of clay pipes from the Pamplin Pipe Factory, formerly the largest factory in the world.
Return home with a renewed passion for history and an understanding of the people who helped shape our nation.