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.

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.

154th Anniversary of the Surrender

April 8, 2019 - April 14, 2019

(All programs start in the Visitor Center lobby unless otherwise noted)

Monday, April 8, 2019


9:50 a.m. In at the Death by David Wooldridge
10:50 a.m. Two Rivers, Two Railroads, and a Highway: The Appomattox Campaign by Albert Carter
11:50 a.m. The Battles of Appomattox Station and Appomattox Court House by
Patrick Schroeder (In Visitor Center Theater)
12:50 p.m. Footsteps to Freedom: The John Robinson Experience by David Wooldridge
1:50 p.m. Village Tour by Albert Carter
2:50 p.m. The Musical Sweeneys by David Wooldridge
4:00 p.m. The Battle of Appomattox Station by Patrick Schroeder
(on site at Appomattox Station Battlefield)
All day: Parole Printing Demonstrations (inside Clover Hill Tavern)

Tuesday, April 9, 2018

9:50 a.m. Two Rivers, Two Railroads, and a Highway: The Appomattox Campaign by Albert Carter
10:50 a.m. Battle of Appomattox Court House walking talk/tour with Patrick Schroeder
11:50 a.m. A Warrior in Two Camps: Ely Parker by David Wooldridge
12:50 p.m. The Battles of Appomattox Station and Appomattox Court House by
Patrick Schroeder (In Visitor Center Theater)
1:50 p.m. The Surrender Meeting by Alyssa Holland
2:50 p.m. Leadership and the Surrender by Beth Parnicza
All day: Parole Printing Demonstrations (inside Clover Hill Tavern)

Wednesday, April 10, 2018

9:50 a.m. The Appomattox Campaign by Alyssa Holland
10:50 a.m. A Warrior in Two Camps: Ely Parker by David Wooldridge
11:50 a.m. Historian’s Museum Objects Program by Patrick Schroeder (In Visitor Center Theater)
12:50 p.m. Footsteps to Freedom: the John Robinson Experience by David Wooldridge
1:50 p.m. The Surrender and Commissioners Meeting by Brandon Chamberlain
2:50 p.m. The Printing of Paroles by Robert Moeller
All day: Parole Printing Demonstrations (inside Clover Hill Tavern)

Thursday, April 11, 2018

9:50 a.m. The Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox by Chris Bingham
10:50 p.m. The Appomattox Campaign by Alyssa Holland
11:50 p.m. U. S. Colored Troops at Appomattox by Chris Bingham
12:50 p.m. The Surrender and Commissioners Meeting by Brandon Chamberlain
1:50 p.m. Historian’s Museum Objects Program by Patrick Schroeder (in Visitor Center Theater)
2:50 p.m. Surrenders After Appomattox by Chris Bingham
All day: Parole Printing Demonstrations (inside Clover Hill Tavern)

Friday, April 12, 2019

9:50 a.m. Two Rivers, Two Railroads, and a Highway: The Appomattox Campaign
by Albert Carter
10:50 a.m. Leadership and the Surrender by Beth Parnicza
11:50 p.m. Joshua Chamberlain and the Stacking of Arms by Patrick Schroeder
12:50 p.m. The Printing of Paroles by Robert Moeller
1:50 p.m. Surrenders After Appomattox by Chris Bingham
2:50 p.m. A Visit to Old Appomattox with George Peers by Patrick Schroeder (a first-person living history program)
7:30 - 10:00 p.m. Civil War Ball Sponsored by the Appomattox 1865 Foundation at the Appomattox Inn and Suites *fee event ($20 at door or $15 in advance; call 434-664-0012 for reservations)

All day: Parole Printing Demonstrations (inside Clover Hill Tavern)

Saturday April 13, 2019

9:15 a.m. Two Rivers, Two Railroads and a Highway: The Appomattox Campaign by Albert Carter
10:00 a.m. Tactical Demonstration (Meeks Field)
10:30 a.m. Lee and Grant Photo Op with Thomas Jesse and Curt Fields (McLean House)
11:00 a.m. Confederate Firing Demonstration (Meeks Field)
12:00 p.m. Artillery Demonstration (Meeks Field)
1:00 p.m. Cavalry Tactical Demonstration (Meeks Field)
1:30 p.m. Lee and Grant Photo Op with Thomas Jesse/Curt Fields (McLean House)
2:00 p.m. Stacking of Arms (on stage road east of the Courthouse)
3:00 p.m. Lee departs from the McLean House as the surrender meeting concludes
4:00 p.m. Federal Firing Demonstration (Meeks’ Field)
4:30 p.m. A Visit to Old Appomattox with George Peers by Patrick Schroeder (a first
person living history program)
6:00 p.m. Appomattox: The Last 48 Hours a one act play with Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant (Thomas Jesse and Curt Fields)
7:30 p.m. Luminary Program through the village (representing the 4,600 enslaved people of Appomattox County emancipated by the surrender)
All day: Parole Printing Demonstrations (inside Clover Hill Tavern)
All day: Children’s Activities in the Clover Hill Tavern Guest House

Sunday, April 14, 2019

10:00 a.m. Last Shots Demonstration (Meeks Field)
10:30 a.m. Two Rivers, Two Railroads and a Highway: The Appomattox Campaign by Albert Carter
10:50 a.m. Meet Lt. Gen. U. S. Grant by Curt Fields (Union Camp near McLean House)
11:20 a.m. Lee and Grant Photo op with Curt Fields/Thomas Jesse (McLean House)
12:00 p.m. Stacking of Arms (on stage road east of the Courthouse)
1:00 p.m. A talk with Jennie Peers by Rebecca Hoffman (a first person living history program)
1:20 p.m. Leadership and the Surrender Meeting by Beth Parnicza
2:00 p.m. Two Rivers, Two Railroads and a Highway: The Appomattox Campaign by Albert Carter
3:00 p.m. Lee departs from the McLean House as the surrender meeting concludes
3:30 p.m. A talk with Jennie Peers by Rebecca Hoffman (a first person living history program)
All day: Parole Printing Demonstrations (inside Clover Hill Tavern)
All day: Children’s Activities in the Clover Hill Tavern Guest House


All Programs Subject to Change

Last updated: March 6, 2019

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

Appomattox, VA 24522

Phone:

(434) 352-8987 x226

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