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January 10, 2018
19th Annual Free Civil War Seminar at Longwood University Swept up in the Civil War: Battle Front to Home Front
On Saturday, February 3, 2018, Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, Eastern National Bookstore, The Department of History, Political Science, & Philosophy, and the Center for Southside Virginia History at Longwood University will host the 19th annual free Civil War Seminar at Jarman Auditorium on the Longwood University campus in Farmville. This year’s program will feature an impressive line-up of speakers and will focus some of the ways that the war impacted the home front. No registration is required and parking is available on campus.

November 21, 2017
Appomattox Court House NHP and Friends Announces Holiday Open House for December 10
The staff and volunteers of Appomattox Court House National Historical Park and the Park’s friends group the Appomattox 1865 Foundation invite everyone to the 2017 Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

November 13, 2017
November-December Healthy Parks Healthy People Events
On November 18th at 10 a.m., the Park will host a Dog Walk at the Lee’s Headquarters Pull Off. On December 9th at 9 a.m. a guided Bird Walk will take place at the Ferguson Wildlife Trail, beginning at the Appomattox (River) Wayside Pull Off.

November 06, 2017
Experience the Holidays in Appomattox
Join us in historic downtown Appomattox on Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 10a.m. – 6 p.m. for a day filled with holiday festivities, entertainment, and eats with our first annual Experience the Holidays celebration.

October 23, 2017
Stars Come Out at Appomattox Court House
A night of star and planet gazing on Friday, October 27, beginning at 8:30 p.m.

October 16, 2017
Bark in the Park
Opportunity to adopt dogs from the Lynchburg Humane Society on Saturday, November 4th from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. The event will take place at the North Carolina Monument pull off, which is along Route 24 within the Park.

October 02, 2017
October Healthy Parks Healthy People Events
Activities that are part of the Healthy Parks Healthy People are described.

September 05, 2017
Sept 2017 Healthy Parks Healthy People Events
Events to promote healthy people in our parks events have been scheduled throughout the month of September.

August 22, 2017
Appomattox Court House National Historical park Seeks Volunteers for Vegetation Clean Up at the Newly Restored Charles Sweeney Cabin Location
Volunteers are needed to clean up vegetation near the newly renovated Charles Sweeney Cabin.

August 16, 2017
Appomattox Court House NHS and Appomattox 1865 Foundation to Host Free Concert August 31
Appomattox Court House National Historical Park and its friends group, the Appomattox 1865 Foundation, will host “Dynamic Dulcimers and Friends” in a free outdoor concert on August 31, 2017.

August 14, 2017
Appomattox Court House NHP to Host Evening “History at Sunset” Walking Tour Programs
Park staff will be sharing information about incidents and people who were here at the time of the surrender. The programs will start at 7:00 p.m. on August 26, September 2, and September 16.

July 31, 2017
August Healthy Parks Healthy People
This is a description of the August activities that are part of the July Healthy Parks Healthy People program.

September 26, 2016
Appomattox National Historical Park Goes Fee Free
No Entrance Fee starting October 1, 2016 Visitors to Appomattox National Historical Park will no longer be charged an entrance fee after September 30, 2016. A more detailed description can be found under Plan Your Visit, Basic Information and then Fees.

August 12, 2016
Civil War Soldier's Cremated Remains to Travel through Appomattox Court House National Historical Park
On August 18, at 1:00 p.m., the cremated remains of Private Jewett Williams, 20th Maine Infantry, Company H, will be brought to Appomattox Court House NHP for a ceremony honoring his military service. Pvt. Williams’ remains were recently discovered in Oregon and are being transferred back to his home state of Maine, but will pass through Appomattox Court House NHP as part of that trip.

December 23, 2015
Park Changes its Hours of Operation for 2016
Beginning Jan. 2, 2016, the park will open at 9:00 a.m. instead of 8:30 a.m.

September 03, 2015
Appomattox Court House NHP Launches Every Kid in a Park Pass
Fourth Graders and their Families Eligible for Free Access to Federal Lands and Waters Nationwide

April 11, 2015
Stacking of Arms
Can’t make it to Appomattox Court House National Historical Park for the 150th anniversary activities? No problem! Tune in on Sunday, April 12 for a live broadcast and experience the commemorative events from 10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. est. Feel the power of place as the broadcast takes place in “real time” on the same road that Confederate soldiers stacked their arms in 1865.

April 08, 2015
Confederate Surrender
Can’t make it to Appomattox Court House National Historical Park for the 150th anniversary activities? – No problem! Tune in on Thursday, April 9, 2015 for a live broadcast and experience the commemorative events from 10 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. est.

April 08, 2015
Special Exhibits
Appomattox marks the culmination of four years of bloody civil war, a return to peace and the reunification of the Nation. Artifacts associated with the surrender at Appomattox are part of a special exhibit at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park as part of the 150th anniversary commemoration.

Last updated: February 26, 2015

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

Appomattox, VA 24522

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(434) 352-8987 x226

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