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The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox

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Fascinating Place

I spent hours in this museum. It was full of valuable relics from the Civil War - both military... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Patrick S
Charlotte, North Carolina
Vacation with history!

Wow. This place is amazing. And so much history! A great place to learn about our country. The... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2018
Linda E
Houston, Texas
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Drawing from a rich collection of artifacts and documents, The American Civil War Museum - Appomattox interweaves stories of the Confederate government, the military, civilians and enslaved & free African Americans. The main exhibit details events...more
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159 Horseshoe Rd, Appomattox, VA 24522-4944
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent hours in this museum. It was full of valuable relics from the Civil War - both military and civilian - all of which were annotated with interesting facts. Furthermore, if you have ancestors who fought in that conflict, they have a handy database...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Patrick S
Reviewed 12 November 2018

This is a good museum to visit for Civil War buffs, but be forewarned - it's slanted in its portrayal of the war. Previously known as the "Museum of the Confederacy," their name change hopefully is an indication of perhaps modernizing their displays and providing...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Divemasterking
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

Wow. This place is amazing. And so much history! A great place to learn about our country. The park rangers really set the tone when you listen to one of their talks.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Linda E
Reviewed 25 October 2018

This is a small museum with wonderful artifacts. Staff very knowledge. Worth stopping at. They will also tell you about other places nearby.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sisollie
Reviewed 23 October 2018

The nation re-united in Appomattox Virginia. Take in the American Civil War Museum, where artifacts, from the Civil War, are displayed, in a beautiful building. Then go onto the "Appomattox Court House National Historical Park", where Generals Lee and Grant met to end the war....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

Loved that the money was well spent - nice building and presentation of the Civil War Era - so many collectibles - great pictures - very interesting - worth a visit and will repeat

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 11 October 2018

We started our trip in Richmond, so we went to all three museums. The website for this organization is SO CONFUSING. Anyway, this exhibit is good, but small, and I don't understand why so dark. Tredegar is dark also. Two hours at most needed here.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Pat L
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Large building with a small over priced museum. There were several monitors that were supposed to show either a video, broadcast a program or whatever but none of them were turned on so not sure what they did One had an out of order sign...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bobbie201
Reviewed 4 September 2018

We stopped by The American Civil War Museum on our way to the Appomattox Court house, where the civil war actually ended. It is a first rate museum and well worth the time, plus you most likely will pass it on your way to the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Timzorrr
Reviewed 2 September 2018

If you are visiting Appomattox house court house and the Mclean house this museum is a must see, there is a lot of awesome history here. We had a short stop here with our bus group.

Date of experience: July 2018
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29 July 2015|
Response from ACWMuseum | Property representative |
Please visit the Museum's website to find the online shop and staff contact list.