(This schedule is subject to change, especially during extreme weather conditions)
While visiting the park from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, you will see 1st person living history characters in the village. Outside of those times we will continue to provide opportunities for visitors to see living history characters, as staffing permits. These characters will speak to you as if it is the same date that it is for you, for example July 8, but for them the year is always 1865. They do formal programs throughout the day that begin in the Visitor Center, but they stay in character all day. None of the people being portrayed were particularly famous, but they were all real people that lived in the village during the summer/fall of 1865. Typical portrayals are town residents (including some that fought with Gen. Lee and surrendered in their own hometown), Union soldiers that have been assigned to Appomattox as provost guards (military police), and even someone that was emancipated as a result of the surrender "back in April."