Located a few miles west of Appomattox Court House, the Museum of the Confederacy Appomattox is a 5,000 square-foot high-tech facility with permanent and rotating galleries, an education center, and The Haversack book store and gift shop. The Museum contains a wealth of significant Civil War photographs, documents, artifacts, uniforms, weapons, and flags including the coat, gauntlets and sword worn by Robert E. Lee on the day of surrender.

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Exhibits include soldiers' uniforms, flags, weapons and personal items.

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The museum collection includes the coat and gauntlets Robert E. Lee wore to the surrender at Appomattox. Lee's sword is preserved in a glass case at the entrance to the main gallery of the museum.

Here the Civil War is explored from the diverse perspectives of the Union, Confederacy, soldiers, civilians, women, and African-Americans. Audio-visual displays and interactive workstations chronicle and provide an understanding of the War and its aftermath including segregation and the Civil Rights Movement. The When Johnny Came Marching Home exhibit commemorates Confederate veterans in the post-war South where the 'empty sleeve' left by the amputation of a wounded limb became emblematic of the War.

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The 'War is Cruelty' exhibit documents the harsh realities of war.

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The 'When Johnny Came Marching Home' exhibit commemorates Confederate veterans.

The Museum offers group tours, talks, demonstrations, children's camps, family fun days as well as speaker events through The American Civil War Museum (ACWM) Civil War Conversations series. This series features noted historians speaking on a wide range of topics. Museum grounds include a garden, walking trail, picnic area, terrace and promenade.

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The faces of the Civil War at The Museum of the Confederacy Appomattox.

The exhibits and programs offered by this member-supported museum are really all about the people - the men and women - both black and white - who sacrificed on the battlefield as well as the home front and whose lives were forever changed by the Civil War.

Pictured at the very top: The Reunification Promenade at The Museum of the Confederacy Appomattox features the modern flags of the eleven Confederate States as well as the flags of the states Missouri, Kentucky and Maryland that remained in the Union but expressed sympathy toward the Confederates.