150th Anniversary of the Civil War
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.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Friday, April 10, 2015
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Sunday, April 12, 2015
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?
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.