WHERE: Appomattox Court House between Lynchburg and Richmond, Virginia

WHAT: The Village where the agreement was signed to end the Civil War.

KID FACTOR: I’ve been to a lot of historic sites and I think this would be a great one to take kids.

First of all, there’s a lot of land and a lot of paths to walk. Kids could let out energy, especially if you’re on a road trip. Also, you aren’t simply walking through one big house with lots of fragile antiques around.  Yes, there are things you can’t touch, but you can easily steer kids away from them.

Second, the Civil War is an event kids should know about.

Third, the agreement was settled in a polite, kind way. Grant respected Lee and along with Lincoln, wanted to begin the reunification of the country. Relating to kids the details of the signing can be a good lesson – especially in light of all the animosity we hear today.


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