Hey guys. Last week I talked about how we went camping. Well it was right near a historic site.
We visited the Appomattox Courthouse. This is where Lee surrendered to Grant at the end of the Civil War.
daughter and husband walking into the courthouse - which is now a small museum
they said this is the original document - which they just got back in possession after 150 years.
I didn't realize that this was actually once a little village back in the 1800's
here is the jail
There were more buildings and things too look - like a tavern, an old mill store, etc. and they had a gift shop and some reenactors. Which unfortunately we missed an interesting reenactor - maybe we can go back next year. It was so hot that day - like I'm not exaggerating 100 degrees so we didn't stay at long as I would like
This was taken outside a house - people think Lee actually surrendered at the courthouse - but it was actually at this house where everything took place. (a private home from McLean family)
Here's some pics of inside of the house - they said many of the pieces are the original furniture, etc
|document ending Civil War signed here|
|look at that bathtub?|