Special Events

white luminaries light up the brick McLean house and add glow to the dirt road under a deep blue sky
Each year the park lights luminaries to honor the residents of Appomattox County freed by the surrender of Lee to Grant. This year's luminary program will be at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, 2019

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The following are special events scheduled at the park or at institutions hosting programs by or in cooperation with park historical staff. Further information about these events can be found on our calendar and in most cases in a news release.

For more information on partner-sponsored events, check the
Appomattox 1865 Foundation's site.

April 8-12, 2020: 155th Surender Anniversary Commemoration–Cancelled

In response to guidance from the CDC and NPS Public Health Office, the 155th Surrender Anniversary Commemoration, originally scheduled for April 8-12, 2020, is now cancelled.

June 25, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.: Sweeney Summer Concert Series featuring NiteKAP

Join us for an evening of free music from the McLean House front porch. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.

July 4, 2020 Heritage Day & Civil War Base Ball

Break out your 19th century baseball skills during two games of Civil War era base ball, and check out other special presentations marking Heritage Day in the park.

July 30, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.: Sweeney Summer Concert Series featuring Bush League Acoustic

Join us for an evening of free music from the McLean House front porch. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.

August 27, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.: Sweeney Summer Concert Series featuring Band Haze and Dacey

Join us for an evening of free music from the McLean House front porch. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.

September 2020: Joel Sweeney & the Banjo Festival

Did you know that the modern banjo traces its roots to local citizen Joel Sweeney and African American banjo players? Learn more about the banjo's past and role in American musical history, and hear the hills of Appomattox echo with its sounds once again in the Joel Sweeney and the Banjo Festival!

September 25 & 26, 2020: 9th Annual Lantern Tours* Tickets through Lynchburg Tickets

Walk through the lantern-lit village of Appomattox Court House, and "meet" some remarkable Appomattox residents and visitors.

October 3, 2020: Art in the Park and Evening Campfire Program

November 2020: Opt Outside & walk or hike the trails!

December 13, 2020: Holiday Open House with Civil War Santa

For more information, including possible schedule changes due to inclement weather or other factors, please call the park at 434-352-8987, check the park's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/AppomattoxNPS or check the park's Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/appomattoxnps.

Last updated: April 1, 2020

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Mailing Address:

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

Appomattox, VA 24522

Phone:

(434) 352-8987 x226

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