The Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox features a state-of-the-art exhibit that will detail events leading up to, throughout, and following the Civil War, focusing on the “Appomattox Moment” where Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant. A second gallery will feature temporary exhibits examining a wide variety of topics from the Civil War and our collection. Visitors can also relax in a rocking chair on the front porch or eat a picnic lunch out back.
How long will it take?
Because it is self-guided the amount of time you spend in the Museum is largely up to you. Most people will spend around an hour and a half.
Do you have parking?
Yes, the Museum of the Confederacy- Appomattox has a large parking area on the premises that is free for our visitors.
Is there a good place to eat lunch?
The Museum’s front desk staff can offer suggestions for places to eat and directions to those places. You can also visit Appomattox’s Tourism Site.
Do you have anything of ____________’s?
Visitors frequently want to know if we have anything belonging to their favorite Confederate leader or soldier. To find out if we have anything belonging to a particular soldier, contact the Museum’s Collections Department in Richmond at (804) 649-1861, ext 115 or e-mail us. If the object is not on display, you may arrange an appointment in Richmond to view it.
If I don’t finish can I come back tomorrow?
Yes you can. If you cannot finish your visit today, the front desk staff can give you a pass to come back another day. You must let them know which day you intend to come.
May I do research in the Archives?
The Museum’s Archives are located in Richmond and are open by appointment only. Please see the Archives page for information on scheduling an appointment.
Can I see something in the collection?
As with the Archives, the Collections Department in Richmond is open by appointment only. Information on scheduling an appointment can be found on the Collections page.
Where are you located? How much does it cost? What are your hours?
How do I set up a group tour for adults? For children?
Click here for information on arranging an entertaining and educational experience for your group. There is also special information just for teachers available.
Do you have a discount?
Yes. The Museum offers admission discounts, including ones for senior citizens (62 and over) and AAA members. Members, active duty military (with ID), and children under the age of 7 are free. To learn more about admission tickets, click here.
May I receive information on the Museum ?
Yes. Information requests can be placed by calling the Museum at (804) 649-1861, ext. 110 or send what information you are looking for in an e-mail.
How can I get to the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park
The National Park is located just 2 miles north of the Museum on SR 24. If you make a right turn out of the Museum’s driveway and then an immediate left onto SR 24, you can’t miss it two miles ahead on the left.
May I make a reservation for an upcoming event?
Yes. Contact information for special events along with information on the event is located on our Calendar of Events page.
When and where will there be reenactments?
A schedule of upcoming reenactments and other historical events is available in the publication “Virginia’s Civil War” available at no charge in the Museum lobby or visit http://www.civilwartraveler.com/.
Does the Museum store have a catalog?
The Haversack Store does not have a catalog, but most items can be viewed and purchased online. Email them if there is something you would like, but don’t see listed.
What other Civil War sites would you recommend?
A trip to Appomattox wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, located just up the road from the Museum. Other Civil War sites in the area include Sailor’s Creek State Battlefield Historic State Park and High Bridge Trail State Park. There are also many Civil War Trails markers along “Lee’s Retreat” from Petersburg to Appomattox.