The Olson's Retirement RV Adventures travel blog

Vistors center and one of the original buildings.

McLeans house where the surrender was signed.

The explanation.

Better read.

Copy of the artists rendering.

Room today.

Grants desk.

Lees table.

Appomattox Court House the village.

Playing period ballgame with workers and tourists.

View of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Today was a 52 mile drive to Appomattox Court House. We realized upon getting there that the name was actually a village and not a building. The building in the village where the final surrender of the civil war took place was the home of Wilbur Mclean. General Lee surrendered to Grant in the parlor of the Mclean home.

It is kind of fascinating to have seen the place where the Civil War started (Fort Sumter) last month, and the place where it ended now. If you enjoy history, the east is where to go.

When we left Appomattox we decided to jog over and drive the Blue Ridge Parkway back. While it is a well known winding road, there is very little to see. It is similar to the U P of Michigan or Maine. A lot of very tall trees. After 30 miles (the next exit) we got off and drove the main roads back to camp.

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