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Contact: Ernie Price
Release Date: December 22, 2015
Appomattox Court House National Historical Park announces a change to its hours of operation
Appomattox, Va. - Appomattox Court House NHP announces that starting January 2, 2016, the park will open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. The previous operating time began at 8:30 a.m., but visitation trends led park staff to make this change. This decision is based on a study of visitation metrics over the past year, and it is expected that this change should have minimal impact on visitors while maximizing park resources. This half hour change will allow time for park staff to meet and work on projects while still continuing to provide excellent service to visitors.
The park will also now be open on January 18 in celebration of Martin Luther King Day and on February 15 for President's Day. The park has traditionally been closed on these days, though park staff indicated that holidays are often a convenient time for visitors to explore the park. The park will operate under these new hours throughout the year with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. Please refer any questions to the Chief of Visitor Services and Education, Ernie Price at 434-352-8987 ext. 227. We invite you to visit with us soon and explore your park as we enter 2016 and celebration of the National Park Service's Centennial.