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Arkansas Post National Memorial Facilities

Arkansas Post Visitor Center


Open All Year 8:30a.m. to 5:00p.m.


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The Visitor Center is in the reconstructed courthouse building on VA 24, 2 miles (4.8 km) northeast of the town of Appomattox, VA. The closest airport is in Lynchburg, VA, 25 miles (40.3 km) west.

Special Programs:

Living History programs are offered every day during the summer months, and occasionally on weekends in the spring and fall. Actors portray historical figures from the 1860s..


Exhibits include many original artifacts associated with the events surrounding the surrender of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia. Artifacts range from the pencil used by General Lee to make corrections in the surrender terms to documents and military artifacts.


The park has a 70-seat theater where two different 15-minute slide programs are shown on an hourly schedule. The "Documentary" program covering the campaign is always shown at the top of the hour. The second program, "Soldiers' Diaries" consists of excerpts from diaries of soldiers who were present at the site in 1865, and is always shown on the 1/2 hour. The last show of the day is the "Soldiers' Diaries" at 4:30 p.m.

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