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.
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
*Discover Historic Appomattox, Virginia - Where Our Country Reunited 143 Years Ago *
Debbie Malone, Realtor
RE/MAX 1st Olympic