Appomattox 1865 Foundation
The park's friends group, the Appomattox 1865 Foundation (http://www.appomattox1865foundation.org/), 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 at http://www.appomattox1865foundation.org/ for more details about upcoming events, becoming a member, or contributing to a particular project.
Appomattox Tourism CommitteeTheir 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.
American Battlefield TrustThe American Battlefield Trust, formerly the Civil War Trust, preserves America’s hallowed battlegrounds and educates the public about what happened there and why it matters. More information about the Trust can be found at https://www.battlefields.org.
The Appomattox App is a cell phone app that will guide you as you visit the park. Directions on how to download the can be found at https://www.battlefields.org/visit/mobile-apps/appomattox-battle-app.
American Civil War MuseumThe 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
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.
Virginia State ParksThe Virginia State Parks near Appomattox has joined with the park to sponsor several programs. Two of them are listed below:
Wolbane ProductionsWolfbane 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: April 10, 2019