Appomattox attractions highlight Civil War History and so much more. From the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, Civil War surrender site, and an 18th century living history village, Appomattox attractions offer much to see and enjoy.
A Turn of the Century Walking Tour
A must do in Appomattox attractions is the Turn of the Century Walking Tour, a self guided walking tour of 50 stops, including buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, breathtaking turn of the century homes, and heritage tour markers, many pertaining to Civil War History. The tour begins at the Appomattox Visitor Information Center located on Main Street in historic downtown Appomattox. Open 9-5 Monday-Saturday and Sunday 12 to 5. (434)352-8999 or toll free at (877) BLU-GREY
Appomattox County Historical Museum
While at Court House Square, don't miss another Appomattox attraction...the Appomattox County Historical Museum which is housed in the old Appomattox jail building. The architecturally unique structure, built in 1897, contains interesting memorabilia from the Appomattox area. The museum highlights Civil War History, as well as relics from daily life in a bygone era. Located on Court St. Admission. Open April - October Tues.- Sat. 10:30 - 2:30 p.m. For more information call (434)352-3910.
Appomattox Court House National Historical Park
One highlight of Appomattox attractions is the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park marking the site of the original village of Appomattox Courthouse. Here, Generals Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant negotiated the terms of surrender which led to the end of the war between the states. The majority of the buildings are original to the site, and have been maintained just as they were on April 9, 1865. Come walk the same dusty roads once walked by Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant, experience Civil War History at its best....come experience Appomattox, where our nation reunited.
Appomattox Courthouse Theatre
Enjoy local productions by the Appomattox Courthouse players, offering varied dramatic productions including musicals, mysteries and comedies, as well as original productions relating to the historical events which took place in Appomattox. The theater is located in the old Appomattox Court House building located in Court House Square
Baines Books and Coffee
BAINES BOOKS & COFFEE has become a favorite evening spot. Come and hear local and regional performers of Folk, Americana and Blue Grass style music each Friday and Saturday evening from 7pm-10pm. Open mic every Thursday from 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Carver-Price Legacy Museum
Showcasing the rich African American history in Appomattox County, and the history of local Heritage Education through displays, exhibits and memorabilia. Open Fridays 2-6pm, Saturdays 10-5, and Sundays 2-5pm.
Clover Hill Village
CLOVER HILL VILLAGE is a six acre living history village where the heritage of Appomattox comes to life. Enjoy a glimpse into daily life from 1840 to 1920 as you browse through the many historic buildings including a log cabin residence, chapel, one room schoolhouse, working blacksmith shop, general store post office, winter quarters for soldiers, and various pole buildings. Admission. Open April through October. Tues.- Sun. 10:00 - 4:00 p.m. Grounds open daily from 9:00 a.m. to dusk for self guided tours all year. Located on Hwy 631, 2 miles from the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, site of the Civil War surrender. (For more information call (434)352-3910.
Cub Creek Pottery
Tour this unique residential, apprenticeship pottery studio and experience how pottery is created and fired. Watch handcrafted pottery pieces being made which are also available for purchase. Located on Hwy 638 Wheeler Spring Road on the edge of Appomattox County, Cub Creek Pottery is a stand out, "hands on" experience in Appomattox attractions. For more information call (434)248-5074
Hazel Moon Resource Center
This fine Museum contains the many fascinating artifacts of Hazel Moon, long time missionary to Africa. Hazel was a distant relative of Lottie Moon, well known for her missionary endeavors. This unique Appomattox attraction is located on Confederate Blvd in the office building of the Appomattox Baptist Association. Open 8:30 ? 5:00 Mon - Fri. (434) 352-5806
Museum Of The Confederacy
The Museum of the Confederacy- Appomattox is located along SR 24 at the intersection of US 460, less than two miles south of the entrance to the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. Visitors can explore the lives of soldiers, civilians and African Americans both during and after the war with the interactive Wall of Faces. Open 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily. Closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Early closing on Christmas Eve.
NATURAL BRIDGE One of the seven natural wonders of the world. Carved by a river from 36,000 tons of limestone and soaring 215 feet in the air. Walk the Cedar Creek Trail to a Monacan Indian Village and Lace Falls. Symphonic light show in the evening (call for times). Open daily from 8am - dark. Located on US 11 and Rt. 130. (540)291-2121
RED HILL The last home and final resting place of Patrick Henry located near Brookneal. The site is home to Patrick Henry?s law office and museum memorabilia, and a walking tour of the plantation house and grounds. Admission. Open 9am -5pm April ? October; 9am ? 4pm November - March. Located at 1250 Red Hill Road, Brookneal, Va. (434)376-2044.
Sailors Creek Historical Battlefield State Park
SAILOR?S CREEK HISTORICAL BATTLEFIELD The site of the last civil war battle before Appomattox. Included on Lee?s Retreat interpretive Civil War driving tour. Open year round. LOCATION: From U.S. 460, take Route 617 to Sailor?s Creek Battlefield State Park. From U.S. 360, take State Route 307 (connecting highway between U.S. 360 and U.S. 460) to Route 617 North. (434)392-3435
One of the "little known" Appomattox attractions, Steins Unlimited houses one of the largest collections of antique steins in the world, dating from 1594 to modern day collectible peices. Some steins are available for purchase, and repair work is also done on the premises. Open daily from 9:00 - 4:00 p.m. Located in Pamplin on Hwy. 460 West. Tours by appointment. Please call(434)248-6114
The Academic Café
This cozy book store offers a unique selection of Theological and educational books, including one-of-a-kind gift items, as well as original paintings by local artists. Quiet reading atmosphere, and café on premise offering specialty coffees, teas and other light snacks. Seating inside and out. Open daily. Closed Sundays.
The Blue Ridge Parkway
THE MAJESTIC BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY is ranked America?s most scenic drive. Enjoy beautiful scenery and wildlife as you drive through the beautiful mountains of Virginia. Perfect for picnics or just a day of sight seeing. Information centers are available on the parkway. (540)586-4496.
The Joel Sweeney Birthplace and Gravesite
The home place and grave site of Joel Walker Sweeney, credited by many as the inventor of the five-string banjo, by others as the one who brought the five string banjo into prominence.The Sweeney brothers are a recognized piece of Civil War History, and their restored cabin still stands on the property. A national historic marker denotes the site of both his birth and burial. Hwy 24 E of the Appomattox Courthouse National Historical Park. For more information contact the Appomattox Visitor Information Center at (434) 352-8999 or toll free at (877) BLU-GREY
The National D-Day Memorial
The national monument constructed to honor Allied Armed Forces who participated in the 1944 Normandy, France invasion. Bedford was chosen as the site for the National monument as it is reported to have sustained the highest per capita loss of lives during the D-Day invasion. Located in Bedford on Hwy 122 at the 460 Bypass. (540)586-3329.
The Pamplin Pipe Factory
Another unique Appomattox attraction is this one of a kind structure, listed on the National Register of Historic Places...the original clay kiln from 1860 which once produced a million clay pipes per month. The kiln's history dates back to the Appomatuck Indian tribe. Located in Pamplin on Hwy 460 Business. (434)248-5778
Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest
Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest Forest, VA (434)525-1806 THOMAS JEFFERSON?S POPLAR FOREST Located in Bedford County, just west of Lynchburg. Poplar Forest was Thomas Jefferson?s retreat home and plantation. Designed during his 2nd term as President, Jefferson sojourned to Poplar Forest in his retirement to spend time with his grandchildren and escape public life. Ongoing restoration and archaeology. Open Daily March 15-December 15. Groups by appointment year-round. (434)525-1806.