Appomattox 2015

The Museum has an outstanding lineup of commemorative events planned for the sesquicentennial of the surrender at Appomattox. Start making your plans to visit us in April, 2015.

Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox Events
(Note: events subject to change. Check back often for updates)

April 8-12 – The MOC will have extended operating hours of 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

April 8-12 – Costumed educators will be in the MOC lobby presenting programs

April 8 – Chris Calkins – “Battle of Appomattox Station” – afternoon/evening –lecture/walking tour – open to the public – no charge – lecture at Liberty Baptist Church with tour of Appomattox Station and battle site to follow.

April 9-12 – 2nd VA Cavalry, Co. C and Stuart’s Horse Artillery will have an encampment on the MOC grounds.  Cavalry demonstrations and artillery firings daily. 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day.

April 9 – Breakfast with the Author – Elizabeth Varon – Topic –“Legacies of Appomattox:  Lee’s Surrender in History and Memory” – 9:00 a.m. – reservations required – charge – $5.00 for museum members, $15.00 for non-members (includes museum admission)

April 9 – “Lee Surrenders to Grant” with David Palmer as Lee and Tony Daniels as Grant– 2:00 p.m. – free with museum admission

April 9 – MOC Members Reception – evening

April 10 – Breakfast with the Author – William (Jack) Davis – Topic –“The Collapse of the Confederate Government” – 9:00 a.m. – reservations required – charge – $5.00 for museum members, $15.00 for non-members (includes museum admission)

April 10 – Monologue by Grant (Tony Daniels) – “Meeting with Lincoln at City Point” –11:00 a.m. – free with museum admission

April 10 – Albert Carter – Lecture: “Thomas Bocock, Appomattox Native and Speaker of the Confederate House of Representatives” – 1:00 p.m. –  free with museum admission

April 10 – Dinner with Lee (David Palmer) and Grant (Tony Daniels) – Babcock House – evening – reservations required – charge TBD

April 11 – Breakfast with the Author – Gary Gallagher – Topic – “Jubal Early and the Lost Cause” – 9:00 a.m. – reservations required – charge – $5.00 for museum members, $15.00 for non-members (includes museum admission)

April 11 – Monologue by Lee (David Palmer) – “April 1st Before the Breakout” –11:00 a.m. – free with museum admission

April 11 – Shape Note (Sacred Harp) Singers – 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. – Grace Hills Baptist Church – no charge

April 12 – Breakfast with the Author – Ed Ayers – Topic – “The Valley of the Shadow: Views From the North and South” – 9:00 a.m. – reservations required – charge – $5.00 for museum members, $15.00 for non-members (includes museum admission)

Other area events

To view the events currently planned for the entire Appomattox area (including the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park), visit the Appomattox County website.

To learn about visiting the Civil War sites along the "Lee's Retreat" route and what they have planned for the 150th, visit the Best Part of the Civil War...the End website.