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Appomattox

When we were finished visiting Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello in Charlottesville, Virginia, at 1 PM, we hopped back into our car and continued driving south toward Lynchburg and Appomattox Court House.

Appomattox Court House, Virginia was the scene of the famous surrender of Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia in April, 1865. At Appomattox Court House, Robert E. Lee and U. S. Grant met to discuss the surrender.

In the visitor center we watched a brief film about the history of Appomattox Court House. After the film, we checked out the various exhibits inside the visitor center and then we walked outside to tour the other buildings on site.

After spending 90 minutes to take in the sights at Appomattox Court House, we drove 20 miles west to Lynchburg, Virginia where our motel and an evening ballgame awaited us.