The Appomattox History Trail is located entirely within the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, administered by the National Park Service (NPS). This the scene of Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s surrender to Union General Ulysses S. Grant signaling the end of the Civil War.
This trail involves an out-and-back hike with a couple of loops on either end. If short on time, just do one of the loops. The better of the two loops starts from the north end of the park, starting at Lee’s Headquarter Parking on Virginia Route 24. Also be sure to check out the highway bridge where Route 24 crosses the Appomattox River, which features Confederate and Union battle flags. There is a picnic area here.