Appomattox Court House National Historical Park
Visitors walk toward the grounds of the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park.
- Upcoming Programs
With the 148th anniversary next week of the surrender at Appomattox, several Civil War events are planned in the area over the next few weeks. Some highlights:
April 5-7: “The Long Road Home - Fall of Richmond” program at Clover Hill Village, located at 5747 River Ridge Road in Appomattox, a few miles from the museum. It will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday and 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday. The event is sponsored by several groups, including the Appomattox Historical Society, and features living history demonstrations and battle reenactments to commemorate the Civil War’s sesquicentennial. Visit www.appomattoxhistoricalsociety.org for more information.
April 6: “19th Century Women’s Fashion” lecture, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Museum of the Confederacy, $5 for nonmembers
April 7-12: The Appomattox Court House National Historic Park will be commemorating the 148th anniversary of the surrender. There will be a series of anniversary-related tours and programs, including living history presentations, guided tours, ranger-led programs and parole pass printing demonstrations. $3 per person or $5 per vehicle.
April 10: “Charleston Harbor Civil War Conversation”, 12:15 p.m. upstairs at Blaine’s Books and Coffee. These conversations are part of a partnership between the historic park and the Museum of the Confederacy
April 17 and 18: “The Life of Robert E. Lee” lecture, 11 a.m. on Wednesday and 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Museum of the Confederacy, $5 for nonmembers
April 20 and 21: The historic park has its annual encampment, where re-enactors will camp out and demonstrate historic weapons, drilling and tactical demonstrations on the last battlefield of Lee’s Army. There will also be printing of parole passes and a reenactment of the stacking of arms ceremony, which was when the Army of Northern Virginia ceremonially surrendered on April 12, 1865. $3 per person or $5 per vehicle.
— Katrina Koerting
- If You Go
Museum of the Confederacy, Appomattox
Location: 159 Horseshoe Road
Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Open until 6 p.m. from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Cost: $10 for adults, $8 people 62 and older and $6 for 7-13 year olds. Discounts are available for teachers and AAA members. Active-duty military, Museum of the Confederacy members and children under 7 are free.
Time: Allow at least two hours to see the museum.
Must see: General Robert E. Lee’s sword and coat worn at his surrender to General Ulysses S. Grant in Appomattox
Posted: Saturday, March 30, 2013 9:15 pm
Updated: 9:06 am, Thu Feb 6, 2014.
Clothes, flags, weapons and stories sit preserved behind glass for future generations to enjoy at the Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox.
But while the museum paints a picture of the past, staff members are already looking to the future on how to enhance the site, which opened its doors a year ago today.
Contact Katrina Koerting at (434) 385-5530 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, March 30, 2013 9:15 pm.
Updated: 9:06 am.