150th Anniversary Events at Appomattox Courthouse
The sesquicentennial at the Park will be centered around real time commemorative events. Listed below are the calender of events from April 8 to April 12, 2015. Those events organized by the Appomattox 1865 Foundation, the Park’s friends group, are also be listed below.
There are no tickets or advanced registrations required for any events in the park. Some events by our friends group and other organizations around Appomattox may require tickets or reservation, but none of the events in the park do.
** Also, this March 13-15, will be the 16th Annual Free Civil War Seminar put on by Appomattox Court House NHP and Longwood University, at Longwood University’s Jarman Auditorium. This is a special 3-day event featuring topics related to the 150th anniversary of the ending of the war. Check out a complete schedule of the seminar here.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
9:00 Why Appomattox/ The Campaign (Tibbs) Chris Bingham
Thursday, April 9, 2015
7:30-10:30 Battle Demonstration (field west of village)
Friday, April 10, 2015
9:00 Paroling Confederates (Triangle) Candace Hart
6:30 Footsteps to Freedom/ Luminary (Rain date 4/11) (Main Stage/Village)
Saturday, April 11, 2015
9:00 Paroling Confederates (Triangle) David Wooldridge
Sunday, April 12, 2015
7:00 – 8:00 The First Act in Healing a Nation (Village) (Happens before park opens)
Those looking for overnight accommodations for the Sesquicentennial should note that space in Appomattox County is limited. The outlying area might serve as a better resource for finding hotel rooms.
Join the National Park Service as it commemorates the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War with events across the nation.