The Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox, which opened in March of 2012, showcases artifacts, photographs, and documents from an unparalleled collection in two exhibits that tell the stories of the Civil War. The Museum is located at the intersection of US 460 and State Route 24—just down the road from the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park.
Drawing from a rich collection of artifacts and documents, The Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox interweaves stories of the Confederate government, the military, civilians, and enslaved & free African Americans. The main exhibition, Appomattox, details events leading up to, during, and following the war. Of special interest are General Robert E. Lee's sword and the frock coat he wore at the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia to General Grant. The Museum's new temporary exhibit "When Johnny Came Marching Home: Veterans in the Post-War South," focuses on veterans organizations and the lives of individual soldiers in the decades following the War.