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Appomattox Court House National Historical Park

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The Appomattox Court House is a National Historical Park of original and reconstructed 19th century buildings in Appomattox County, Virginia.

111 National Park Dr
Appomattox , VA 24522
Phone: (434) 352-8987
Open to the public: Yes

https://www.nps.gov/apco/index.htm

Lat: 37.375630
Lon: -78.798210

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Demographic Rank: 6
History: 2
Stories: 1
Claims: 3
Evidence: 0
Resources: 8
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The Appomattox Court House is a National Historical Park of original and reconstructed 19th century buildings in Appomattox County, Virginia. The village is famous as the site of the Battle of Appomattox Court House and containing the house of Wilmer McLean, where the surrender of the Confederate army under Robert E. Lee to Union commander Ulysses S. Grant took place on April 9, 1865, effectively ending the American Civil War. The McLean House was the site of the surrender conference, but the village itself is named for the presence nearby of what is now preserved as the Old Appomattox Court House.

The park was established August 3, 1935. The village was made a national monument in 1940 and a national historical park in 1954. It is located about three miles (5 km) east of Appomattox, Virginia, the location of the Appomattox Station and the "new" Appomattox Court House. It is in the center of the state about 25 miles (40 km) east of Lynchburg, Virginia.The historical park was described in 1989 as having an area of 1,325 acres (536 ha)

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Appomattox Court House

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There have been reports of apparitions of soldiers throughout the area that relate to the battle and surrender that took place. Strange lights, mists, and sounds have been reported as well.

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3190 08/11/2019 sdonley The apparitions of soldiers have been reported.
3191 08/11/2019 sdonley The sounds of battle have been reported.
3192 08/11/2019 sdonley Strange lights and orbs have been photographed and seen.

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Wikipedia Entry
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Trip Advisor
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Facebook Page
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Appomattox Court House and National Historical Park - Virginia Is For Lovers
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Appomattox Court House | National Park Foundation
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History comes to life at this historic park. Plan a national park trip to the scene of the end of the Civil War and experience history with your family.
Appomattox Court House Battlefield
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35 reviews of Appomattox Court House National Historical Park "This place was super cool and we spent a lot longer here than I thought we would. Only draw back is it's right in the middle of no where. I wish Generals Lee and Grant had considered…
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