Permits & Reservations


Commercial activities, or non-traditional activities like special filming, weddings, large First Amendment demonstrations, or certain kinds of filming on park grounds often require special arrangements and a permit, which park management will consider before granting. Additional fees for cost recovery may apply. See this link for theSpecial Park Use Permit Short Form (less complex requests) or this link for theSpecial Park Use Permit Long Form (more complex requests). If you have questions while completing any of these forms please email us.

Do I need a permit to film?

The National Park Service is not distinguishing between types of filming, such as commercial, non-commercial, or news gathering. Low-impact filming activities will not require a special use permit, but non-low-impact filming activities may require a permit to address their potential impacts on park resources and visitor activities. See the main National Park Service page for Filming and Still Photography Permits for more clarification.

Follow these links to obtain the appropriate filming permit:
Short Form Filming Application
Long Form Filming Application for more Complex Situations

Group Reservations

For Group Reservations and Educational Resources email us.

Last updated: December 24, 2022

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

Appomattox, VA 24522


434 352-8987

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