Things To Do
Special Programs: Check the Schedule of Events calendar for special programs that may be offered, especially during the anniversary week in April and periodically throughout the summer.
Exhibits: Exhibits include many original artifacts associated with the events surrounding the surrender of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia. Artifacts range from the pencil used by General Lee to make corrections in the surrender terms to uniforms, documents, and military items associated with the historic events at Appomattox Court House.
Theater: The park visitor center has a 70-seat theatre where two different 15-minute video programs are shown on an hourly schedule. The "Documentary" program covering the Appomattox campaign is shown on the 1/2 hour. The second program, "Soldiers Diaries" consists of excerpts from diaries of soldiers present at the site in 1865, and is shown on the hour. The last show of the day is the "Documentary" at 4:30 pm.
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Did You Know?
After the fighting ended calls went out for Confederate leaders to be tried for treason. Grant insisted that Lee, who had been paroled at Appomattox, could not be put on trial, and the matter was dropped.