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Appomattox Court House National Historical Park
In south-central Virginia, 25 mi east of Lynchburg
General Robert E. Lee surrendered the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia to Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant at this historic village and battleground, bringing an end to the Civil War, which killed approximately 618,000 people. The site was authorized as a national historic monument on August 13, 1935, and designated a national historic park on April 15, 1954.
WHAT TO SEE & DO
Touring historic village, walking tours of the battlefield. Facilities: Visitor center and museum in reconstructed courthouse building, furnished room exhibits throughout the historic village, wayside exhibits in battlefield areas. Bookstore. Programs & Events: Audiovisual programs every half hour in visitor center. Ranger-guided tours, living-history and other programs (Memorial Day-Labor Day). Tips & Hints: Plan a two-hour stay to see the park. Spend another six hours driving the associated Lee s Retreat Route, which covers 100 mi and has 26 wayside stops with radio messages. Go mid-Apr.-mid-May, Sept. and Oct. Busiest June and July, least crowded Jan. and Feb.
FOOD, LODGING & SUPPLIES
Camping: None in park. Near Appomattox: Holliday Lake State Park (Rte. 24 off U.S. 460, tel. 434/248-6308; 30 sites; $20; flush toilets, showers, hook-ups). Hotels: None in park. In Appomattox: Babcock House B&B (106 Oakleigh Ave., tel. 434/352-7532; 5 rooms; $80-$100). X Restaurants: None in park. In Lynchburg: Big Lick Publick House (4001 Murray PL, tel. 434/528-3604; $6-$12), Merriwethers (4925 Boonsboro Rd., tel. 434/384-3311; $10-$22; reservations essential). Groceries & Gear: In Appomattox: Kroegers (U.S. 460, tel. 434/ 352-0817), Wilbun's Supermarket (720 Confederate Blvd., tel. 434/ 352-5165).
FEES, HOURS & REGULATIONS
Entrance fee: $4 per person or $10 per car (Memorial Day-Labor Day), $3 per person or $5 per car (Labor Day-Memorial Day), under 17 free. No pets in buildings, leashed pets otherwise. No vehicles, bikes, or horses on trails or historic roads. Park and visitor center open daily 8:30-5.
HOW TO GET THERE
25 mi east of Lynchburg and 2 mi north of Appomattox on Rte. 24. Closest airport: Lynchburg.
Appomattox Court House National Historical Park (Box 218, Appomattox, VA 24522-0218, tel. 434/352-8987, fax 434/352-8330, ). Appomattox County Chamber of Commerce (Box 704, Appomattox, VA 24522, tel 434/352-2621).
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