Appomattox Travel Guide

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Appomattox Things to Do

  • clover hill tavern

    the clover hill tavern was built by alexander and liburne patteson in 1819. the clover hill tavern was a stop on the richmond-lynchburg stage coach line. in the 1840's the clover hill tavern was home to captain john raine and his family. after the surrender of robert e. lee's army of northern virginia the tavern was used as a printing office for...

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  • clover hill guest house

    as time went on the business of the clover hill tavern improved during the first half of the 19 th century. the patteson's added this guest house and a kitchen to their property. the decline of appomattox court house began in 1854 when a train depot was built in the nearby town of appomattox. today the guest house is the park bookstore.

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  • appomatox visitor center

    the appomattox visitor center is a good first stop on a visit to appomattox and appomatox court house. the visitor center is located in the historic appomattox train station which was the site of the battle of appomattox station on april 8 th 1865. the forces of union general george custer attacked three confederate supply trains near this site in...

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  • confederate cemetery

    located just east of appomattox courthouse on hwy 24 is the confederate cemetery. this is the final resting place of 18 confederate soldiers and one unknown union soldier that died in the battle of appomattox court house.

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  • battle of appomattox

    after the confederate defeat at five forks near petersburg general robert e. lee had to evacuate the confederate capital of richmond. his army of northern virginia marched west towards lynchburg in the hope of meeting confederate forces in northern north carolina. the union army of ulysses s. grant blocked lee's progress at appomattox. union...

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  • woodson law office

    this tiny building was built in 1851. jno w. woodson bought the building in 1856. woodson was an attorney in appomattox court house until his death of typhoid fever in 1864.

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  • f. meeks general store

    pictured is the f. meeks general store. this building was built in 1852 by john plunkett. francis meeks bought the building in 1862. at the time the f. meeks general store was appomattox court house's "walmart".

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  • new jail

    the original appomattox county jail was a log cabin built in 1845. construction of the new jail began in 1861 but due to the civil war was not completed until 1867. the first floor of the jail housed the sheriff's office and the top two floors were prisoner cells.

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  • peers house

    the peers house was built in 1855. this virginia farm house style home was owned by sheriff d. a. plunkett during the civil war. appomattox county clerk of the court george t. peers bought the home in 1870. the peers house is listed on the national register of historic places.

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  • bocock-isbell house

    the bocock-isbell house was built by thomas bocock in 1850. thomas bocock was a U. S. congressman prior to the civil war and was the speaker of the house of confederate representives. this 19 th century virginia farm house style structure is listed on the national register of historic places.

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  • old appomattox courthouse

    pictured is a reconstruction of the old 1846 appomattox courthouse in the the village of appomattox court house. today this building is the visitor center for appomattox national historic park. the courthouse is your first stop on a visit to the village of appomattox court house and the battlefield.

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  • mc lean house

    pictured is the table in the parlor of the mc lean house where confederate general robert e. lee signed the surrender of the army of northern virginia. this surrended brought about the end of the civil war.

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  • mc lean house

    the mc lean house is one of the most historically significant homes in U.S. history. after the battle of appomattox confederate general robert e. lee surrendered his army of northern virginia to union general ulysses s. grant. this surrender was the begining of the end of the civil war. by this time the confederates had lost their capital of...

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  • appomattox courthouse

    pictured is the 1892 second appomattox courthouse. the original appomattox courthouse was built in 1848 in the village of clover hill. the original appomattox courthouse was destroyed by a fire in 1892. this historic building should not be confused with the appomattox courthouse in the village of appomattox court house three miles east of downtown.

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  • confederate memorial

    the appomattox county confederate memorial is located on the grounds of the second appomattox county courthouse. this memorial is a standing soldier motif which is common in the south.

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  • appomattox historical museum

    the appomattox county historical museum is located in the 1897 appomattox county jail next to the second appomattox county courthouse. the museum has several period rooms with antiques and relics from the turn of the 20 th century.

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  • Appomattox Nation Park

    After going to the visitor center, we headed out to the Appomattox National Park. The park was beautifully kept, the buildings well preserved, and the short historical movie shown at the main visitor area was both interesting and informative. If you have a love for studying American history, this site will have special significance to you,...

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  • The Beginning of the End

    On April 9, 1865 after four years of Civil War, approximately 630,000 deaths and over 1 million casualties, General Robert E. Lee surrendered the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia to Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant, at the home of Wilmer and Virginia McLean in the town of Appomattox Court House , Virginia. General Lee arrived at the Mclean...

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Appomattox Hotels

  • Super 8 Appomattox

    Rt 4 Box 100

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Solo

  • Longacre

    107 South Church Street, Appomattox, Virginia, 24522, United States

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

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