The History Trail

History Trail Map
History Trail Map

Explore Nature

  • If you are a nature enthusiast and/or you enjoy hiking then you are in luck! Appomattox Court House National Historical Park offers a 4.5 mile long wooded and scenic trail stretching from the North Carolina Monument wayside to Lee's Headquarters. A map of the trail can be obtained by clicking here. One has the option to hike the whole trail or can choose to hike a 1.5 mile loop trail located at both the North Carolina Monument as well as Lee's Headquarters. The trail is suitable for lovers of history and nature as well as people just wishing to exercise. The trail encompasses areas where both the union and confederate armies were when the fighting at the Battle of Appomattox Court House stopped. This lead to the surrender of Confederate General Robert E. Lee to Union General Ulysses S. Grant. Also, the Sweeney Prizery which is the oldest building on park grounds and is located a half mile from Lee's Headquarters.

The trail is also a great place to reflect upon the beautiful scenery and nature that the park has to offer. Several species of trees and plants line the trail. If one looks closely there may be various types of amphibians, reptiles, birds and even mammals to observe. Finally the trail crosses creeks and runs along the scenic Appomattox River for a time.

Throughout the year various events take place on the park's trail. If you are a trail runner, the park offers fun runs. Distances vary but the average distance is three miles. All ages and abilities are welcome. Also the park offers nature walks which take place on one of the loop trails. Schedules and times for these events vary from month to month.


Last updated: December 10, 2017

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Mailing Address:

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

Appomattox, VA 24522


(434) 352-8987 x226

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