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

    Appomattox Court House

    National Historical Park Virginia

For Kids

So, just how big was a Civil War cannon?

So, just how big was a Civil War cannon?

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A family visit to Appomattox Court House National Historic Park provides kids with a realistic view of an American past unlike anything they are likely to experience in any amusement park. From our museum's fascinating collection of artifacts and Civil War relics to the rolling hills and wide lanes, this park is truly kid-friendly. Be sure to explore the Junior Ranger program for kids 6-13, and the Civil War 150th Anniversary Trading Cards for kids of all ages.

Summer Camp
Summer Camp will not be offered in 2014. We look forward to it's return in future years and are sorry for the present inconvenience.

Did You Know?

Field's uniform coat (left) James Field (right) ca. 1880, when he was President of the Virginia Baptist Convention *image courtesy VBHS

Major James Field, of A.P. Hill's staff, surrendered at Appomattox. Field served in the Mexican War, helped to write the 1st Constitution for the State of California and ran for Vice President of the United States in 1892. (Field's Confederate frock coat is at Appomattox Court House NHP)