• The village of Appomattox Court House from the west, the McLean House is on the right.

    Appomattox Court House

    National Historical Park Virginia

150th Anniversary of the Civil War

145th

The sesquicentennial at the Park will be centered around real time commemorative events. Below are listed the calender of events between April 8 to April 12, 2015. Those events organized by the Appomattox 1865 Foundation, the Park's friends group, will also be listed below.





Complete list of Events in the Park and County

 
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
 
9:00AM
1865 Foundation: Author's Tent in NPS Historic Village
9:00AM 1865 Foundation: Wet-Plate Photography in NPS Historic Village
9:00AM Parole Printing Demos in NPS Historic Village
6:30PM Real Time Event/Program in NPS Historic Village

 

Thursday, April 9, 2015

 
7:30AM Real Time Event/The Battle of Appomattox Court House
9:00AM 1865 Foundation: Author's Tent in Historic Village
9:00AM 1865 Foundation: Wet-Plate Photography in NPS Historic Village
9:00AM Parole Pass Printing Demos in NPS Historic Village
9:00AM Programming in NPS Historic Village
11:00AM Opening Ceremony at NPS Historic Village
3:00PM Lee and Grant Meeting at the McLean House and Departure at NPS Historical Village
6:30PM 1865 Foundation: Lantern Tours in NPS Historic Village

 

Friday, April 10, 2015

 

9:00AM 1865 Foundation: Author's Tent in NPS Historic Village
9:00AM 1865 Foundation: Wet-Plate Photography in NPS Historic Village
9:00AM Parole Pass Printing Demos in NPS Historic Village
10:00AM Real Time Event/April 10th Meeting of Lee and Grant at NPS Historic Village
10:30AM 1865 Foundation: Guest Speaker/NPS's Chris Bingham at ACHS
1:00PM Real Time Event/The Commissioners' Meeting at NPS Historic Village
2:00PM 1865 Foundation: Guest Speaker/Dr. James "Bud" Robertson, Historian at ACHS
2:00PM Real Time Event/Confederate Cavalry Surrender at NPS Historic Village
3:00PM Stacking of Arms Ceremony at NPS Historic Village



 
Saturday, April 11, 2015

 

9:00AM 1865 Foundation: Author's Tent in NPS Historic Village
9:00AM 1865 Foundation: Wet-Plate Photography in NPS Historic Village
9:00AM Parole Pass Printing Demos in NPS Historical Village
11:00AM Real Time Event/Confederate Artillery Surrender in NPS Historical Village
3:00PM Stacking of Arms Ceremony in NPS Historical Village
7:00PM 1865 Foundation: Civil War ball at APS

 

Sunday, April 12, 2015

 

9:00AM 1865 Foundation: Author's Tent in NPS Historic Village
9:00AM 1865 Foundation: Wet-Plate Photography in NPS Historic Village
9:00AM Parole Printing Demos in NPS Historic Village
9:00AM Real Time Event/Stacking of Arms Ceremony in NPS Historic Village
11:00AM Real Time Event/Stacking of Arms Ceremony in NPS Historic Village
12:00PM Real Time Event/Stacking of Arms Ceremony in NPS Historic Village
1:00PM Real Time Event/Stacking of Arms Ceremony in NPS Historic Village



 

Those looking for overnight accommodations for the Sesquicentennial should note that space in Appomattox County is limited. The outlying area might serve as a better resource for finding hotel rooms.

 

Join the National Park Service as it commemorates the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War with events across the nation.

Did You Know?

Battle of Appomattox Station

Two battles were fought here before the surrender. On April 8th, Union cavalry attacked Confederate artillery at Appomattox Station. The next morning, Confederate troops attempted to break out, but were halted by Union infantry and cavalry in the battle of Appomattox Court House.