What did Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis have in common? For one thing, they both spent time in the White House of the Confederacy, but there is much more to the story. This themed tour will examine Lincoln and Davis as politicians, leaders, husbands and fathers. Come walk where they walked and explore the lives of these rival presidents at the center of one of the most pivotal events in our nation’s history. Cost: $10.00 for adults. $8.00 for seniors over the age of 62, $6.00 for youth aged 7 to 13. Free for children under 7.
Jonathan Horn author of The Man Who Would Not be Washington: Robert E. Lee’s Civil War and his Decision that Changed American History will discuss the riveting true story of Robert E. Lee, the brilliant soldier bound by marriage to George Washington’s family but turned by war against Washington’s crowning achievement, the Union.
Join Chris Calkins, Park Manager, Sailors Creek Battlefield State Park, and American Civil War historian, as he describes his efforts to locate and document the site of the Appomattox Station battlefield, armed with maps, journals and a metal detector.
Presented by the Museum of the Confederacy- Appomattox, Virginia State Parks, Appomattox Court House National Historical Park and the Appomattox 1865 Foundation.
Join Chris Calkins, Park Manager, Sailors Creek Battlefield State Park, and Patrick Schroeder, Historian at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, as they narrate the events of the Battle of Appomattox Station on location. This 40-acre protected battlefield is under the care of the Appomattox 1865 Foundation. A demonstration of the Confederate artillery vs Federal Cavalry battle is presented by the 2nd VA Cavalry Co C and Stuart’s Light Horse Artillery.
Enjoy coffee and muffins at the Museum as Elizabeth Varon lectures about the “Legacies of Appomattox: Lee’s Surrender in History and Memory”on the 150th anniversary of the surrender. Tickets are $5.00 for members and $15.00 for non-members. Reserve your seat here!
A reenactment of the surrender of General Lee to General Grant, including their correspondence in the preceding days, with David Palmer as Lee and Tony Daniels as Grant. The event will take place in either the Robertson Room or the Pavilion (weather permitting) at the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox. Included with museum admission.
Join Dr. James I. (Bud) Robertson, Jr. for a private reception and presentation at historic Eldon, the Civil War plantation home of the Flood family. Light refreshments will be served. Period dress or cocktail attire is appropriate. Transportation will be provided from the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox, 159 Horseshoe Road, Appomattox. Cost is $15 per person or $25 per couple. Space is limited. This event has SOLD OUT.
Enjoy coffee and muffins at the Museum as William "Jack" Davis lectures about the "The Collapse of the Confederate Government.” The commemoration of the Appomattox surrender's 150th anniversary continues throughout the day. Tickets are $5.00 for members and $15.00 for non-members. Reserve your seat here!
Local historian Albert Carter presents the history of Thomas Bocock, who was born in Buckingham, lived and practiced law in Appomattox, served in the U.S. House of Representatives before the Civil War, and became the Confederate Speaker of the House. Included with museum admission.