Unexpected Pleasures of Historic Appomattox

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    Explore History and So Much More in Historic Appomattox.

    Put some closure to the American Civil War with a visit to the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, Where Our Nation Reunited! Discover all the unexpected pleasures that await your visit to Virginia's Crown Jewel - Appomattox.
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    Day 1:

    Discover what is meant by the "Stillness at Appomattox" by touring the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park and putting some closure to the American Civil War.

    Take-in an emotional living history program and tour the McLean House, the world renowned historic site where General Robert E. Lee surrendered his beleaguered Army of Northern Virginia to General U.S. Grant on April 9, 1865, essentially ending the Civil War.

    Visit the Clover Hill living history village just a few miles away where you can enjoy a glimpse into the daily life of the past (1840-1920). Browse through the many historic buildings, including a log cabin, chapel, one-room schoolhouse, working blacksmith shop, general store, and post office. Experiencing the village in the fall is spectacular!

    Spend part of your day in jail with a visit to the Appomattox County Historical Museum. Housed in the former jail, this museum houses a turn-of-the-century one-room school, a doctor's office, a jail cell, plus numerous artifacts and interesting memorabilia of the past.

    Enjoy an elegant meal at The Babcock House, an 1884 Victorian where your dinner reservations can be secured near the fire inside on crisp evenings or taken outside if it's warm.

    Settle in for a peaceful nights' rest at either The Babcock House B&B or Longacre B&B. Or, choose from Spring Grove Farm B&B and Rockcliffe Farm Retreat, both boasting hundreds of acres of seclusion so you can breathe in the mild Virginia autumn breeze.


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    Day 2:

     Discover a good homecooked breakfast at Granny Bee's before you continue exploring the past.

    A short walking tour showcases the beautiful turn-of-the-century homes along the foliage-lined streets of Appomattox. Then turn your attention to all the shopping opportunities that await you downtown on Main Street.

    Take a short scenic drive to one of the lesser known state parks in the system, Holliday Lake State Park. Pack a lunch and spend the day out on the calm waters of this tranquil lake. Park features include hiking, biking and equestrian trials, a campground, picnic shelters, interpretive programs, two playgrounds, canoe, rowboat, sit-on-top kayaks, and paddle boat rentals, a seasonal concession stand and gift shop, and a boat ramp.

     


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    Day 3:

    No trip to Appomattox would be complete without a stop at Steins Unlimited where you can browse an amazing collection of steins including present day collectors' series such as NASCAR, Anheuser-Busch and others, as well as artful steins depicting characters such as Laurel and Hardy, original German steins, together with antique steins dating back to the 1500's.
    This fall getaway was submitted by Appomattox Tourism. See www.TourAppomattox.com for more great travel ideas in Appomattox.
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