SENIORS VISIT HISTORIC APPOMATTOX

Apr 2nd, 2012 | By James E Becker | Category: Senior Travel

Welcome to Historic Appomattox

Appomattox, Where Our Nation Reunited . Here you will discover the Appomattox Court House National HIstorical Park, forever written on the pages of Civil War History.  The park is operated by the National Park Service and it pays homage to the events which reunited our nation and brought an end to the bloodiest chapter in the history of our country.  Walk the dusty roads of Clover Hill Village where senior visitors will witness life as it was in the 1800′s.
Clover Hill 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.

Appomattox Draws Senior History Buffs

Appomattox attractions offer much to see and enjoy. It is suggested that you begin your visit at the Visitor Information Center which is located in a restored railroad depot and marks the spot where General George Custer captured General Robert E. Lee’s train of food and supplies, the final straw that led to his surrender to General Ulysses S. Grant on April 9, 1865.  This Civil War Trust site tells all about the Battle Of Appomattox Court House back in 1865. If you are into maps, here’s where and how it happened.

Use these links to find area events, great deals and packages, things for seniors to do, places to say and where to dine while you are there. If you are into B&Bs like my wife and me, you will find that each is very charming, welcoming and full of history.  This site offers a special walking tour of Appomattox Court House…that is filled with history and refurbished houses and buildings.

While you are in Virginia look around a bit using this free travel guide. Do remember that “Virginia is for Lovers” and take it all in, seniors. jeb



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