Discover Historic Appomattox, Virginia - Where Our Country Reunited 143 Years Ago

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 Appomattox Train Station- Visitor Center   Visitor Center-Interior

                    Appomattox Railroad Station, converted to Visitor Center

There is so much local Civil War history in Lynchburg, Virginia but for the history buff, a trip to Appomattox County, Virginia is a must. Appomattox is located approximately 18 miles east of Lynchburg and holds a significant place in American history. It was here that the Civil War came to an end in April, 1865. Appomattox is a small city in a largely rural county.

 

Consider a drive to Appomattox during the week of April 6-15, 2008.  It was here on April 9, 1895 that our nation was reunited after the Civil War. The Appomattox Court House National Historical Park will be celebrating the 143nd anniversary of the surrender.  There is a schedule of events posted at www.nps.gov/apco.

I highly recommend this National Park, a favorite of local schools for field trips. Learn about the historic surrender that took place here. Several Civil War re-enactments take place during the year. For more information call (434)352-2621.

Appomattox Antique Store

The Appomattox Tea Room

While in Appomattox, you might want to explore downtown. There are galleries, antique stores and a visit to the Appomattox Tea Room would be a nice stop in the afternoon. Check out these websites http://www.appomattox.com/ and http://www.appomattox.org/ http://www.appomattoxchamber.org/

The Appomattox Tourism Website sponsored by the city and county. The site feature historical attractions, restaurants, hotels and lodging. There will be links to various lodging websites where reservations may be made. You can download official tourism brochures, customize a printable itinerary, see video and access the official events calendar. Souvenirs may be purchased through an online gift shop.

 

Debbie Malone, Realtor(R)  

RE/MAX 1st Olympic 

20395 Timberlake Rd 

Lynchburg, VA 24502

malone1981@aol.com 

(434) 546-0369

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Lynchburg & Smith Mountain Lake, VA
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Debbie, I love the history of old train depots, to cool.
April 01, 2008 07:51 AM
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Duane, I'm so glad to see they restored the one in Appomattox and repurposed it for the Visitor Center. There's another one in Pamplin that's been renovated and is now used as the town library. Thanks for commenting!
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Debbie, to cool, it's a better option then tearing them down.
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Hey Debbie, Pike's Peak is a scary endeavor, even for a car. Couldn't imagine in an RV...Snowed on us on top of Pike's Peak on July 4, 1997.... Did you guys go to Royal Gorge?

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YES! Bo, Oh my gosh was I glad they wouldn't let us cross it in the RV! I was so nervous looking over into the gorge.
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