Partners

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Appomattox 1865 Foundation Logo

Appomattox 1865 Foundation

The park's friends group, the Appomattox 1865 Foundation, actively supports the park and its programs. The mission of the Foundation is to enrich the understanding and appreciation of the heritage and significance of Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. The Foundation focuses on efforts to preserve the past, augment financial support, commemorate history, and enhance each and every visitor's experience.

Since 2012 the Foundation has raised funds that contributed to education, first person living history programs, new research, archeology, exhibits, building preservation/restoration, and much, much more. They provided excellent services and programs to visitors during the Appomattox 150th Commemoration all at no expense to visitors! Giving your time as a volunteer to the park is in a sense the ultimate show of support, but if you are interested in contributing to the park in other ways, there is no more effective and efficient way of doing so than the Appomattox 1865 Foundation. Please visit their website for more details about upcoming events, becoming a member, or contributing to a particular project.

 
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Experience Appomattox logo

Experience Appomattox website

Experience Appomattox

Their website shares information about the small town of Appomattox, VA where our nation re-united in April, 1865. You can tour the village of Appomattox Court House, preserved as a National Historical Park, and view relics of the War at the American Civil War Museum. Continue your journey through history at Patrick Henry's Red Hill and the Carver Price Legacy Museum as you learn about the steps Appomattox took from civil war to civil rights.

While you are in town, uncover the secrets that Appomattox has to offer, from our Broadway-style outdoor theater to our sparkling lakes and hiking and biking trails. Unwind on the golf course, at a charming lavender farm or browse our charming Main Street shops like Baines Books & Coffee. Kick back and relax at our brand new hotel or with a glass of Virginia wine at the landmark Babcock House. Whatever your interests, there is something to experience in Appomattox.

The above information and more can be found on the Experience Appomattox website.
 
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Civil War Trust Logo

Civil War Trust website

Civil War Trust

The Civil War Trust is the largest and most effective nonprofit organization devoted to the preservation of America’s hallowed battlegrounds. Although primarily focused on the protection of Civil War battlefields, the Trust also seeks to save the battlefields connected to the Revolutionary War and War of 1812. Through educational programs and heritage tourism initiatives, the Trust seeks to inform the public about the vital role these battlefields played in determining the course of our nation’s history.

The Civil War Trust is gathering funds to purchase 74 acres near and in the center of Appomattox Court House NHP. More information can be found at https://www.civilwar.org/give/save-battlefields/save-appomattox.
 
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Front view of the American Civil War Museum

American Civil War Museum website

American Civil War Museum

The following description of the The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox was found on the museum website - "Appomattox’s permanent exhibit explores these overlapping stories using more than 400 artifacts, photographs, and documents. Included in the exhibit is the uniform coat and sword that Robert E. Lee wore to the surrender, the Appomattox parole lists, and a dozen audiovisual stations that bring rich human stories to life."

Appomattox Court House NHP and the American Civil War Museum jointly organize field trips. The following link provides additional information: https://www.nps.gov/apco/learn/education/index.htm
 
Front of Carver Price Museum
Carver Price Legacy Museum

NPS

Carver Price Legacy Museum

Appomattox Court House National Historic Park and the Carver Price Legacy Museum work cooperatively to promote the study of Black Americans during the Civil War. Recently, the museum hosted a program about "Colored Troops" at the museum with the assistance of members of the Appomattox Court House NHP staff.

The museum and the park also sponsored an essay contest for Appomattox County High School students. The goal of the contest was to have the students connect the Civil War to today. Other activities at the museum can be found at http://www.carver-price.com.

 
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Virginia State Parks

Virginia State Parks website

Virginia State Parks

The Virginia State Parks near Appomattox has joined with the park to sponsor several programs. Two of them are listed below:
  1. A joint effort involving Appomattox Court House NHP, American Civil War Museum at Appomattox, and the Holiday Lake 4-H Education Center lead to the development of multiple lessons to help students achieve various cultural, earth and life science learning objectives that are correlated with the Virginia Standards of Learning. A brochure is available describing the programs with an example of an itinerary and program costs.
  2. The Healthy Parks Healthy People partnership is composed of seven area parks including Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, Bear Creek Lake State Park, High Bridge Trail State Park, Holliday Lake State Park, James River State Park, Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park, and Twin Lakes State Park. The mission is to showcase healthy recreational opportunities on public lands and encourage stewardship of these special places. For more information on events at the State Parks, visit www.virginiastateparks.gov.

 
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Wolfbane Productions

Wolfbane Productions website

Wolbane Productions

Wolfbane Productions is a non-profit theatre company based out of Appomattox, VA and New York City. During the summer of 2017 at Appomattox Court House NHP, this group performed Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet set during the time of the Civil War.

Last updated: November 9, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Appomattox Court House National Historical Park
P.O. Box 218

Appomattox, VA 24522

Phone:

(434) 352-8987 x226

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