Nearby Attractions

Because Longacre is in Appomattox, a town located in the center of Virginia, it is surrounded by a wide variety of natural and historical attractions. The most famous nearby attraction is the Appomattox Courthouse National Historical Park, the famous site where the Civil War ended. There are numerous other attractions near Appomattox, which makes Longacre an excellent stopping place for vacationers who are touring Virginia.

Attractions include the following:

Within walking distance of the Bed and Breakfast:

- The Appomattox Gallery (antiques & shopping)
- Appomattox Visitors’ Center
- Historic home walking tour
- Downtown Main Street
- Appomattox County Historical Museum
- Horse-drawn Carriage Tours (seasonal)
- Hazel Moon African Display (by appointment – right across the street
   from Longacre)
- Appomattox Courthouse
- St. Anne’s Episcopal Church (1874)
- Appomattox Railroad Festival (parade, crafts, train rides) (seasonal)

A short drive away (within 30 minutes):

- Appomattox Courthouse National Historical Park (2 miles)
- Civil War-related points of interest
- Fred’s Car Museum (1.5 miles – includes very rare antique cars)
- Clover Hill Historical Village
- Holliday Lake State Park (8 miles)
- Joel Sweeney Home and Display (Sweeney invented the five-string banjo)
- Pamplin Pipe Factory
- Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest
- Lynchburg Museum
- Downtown Lynchburg historic districts
- Point of Honor (historic homes)
- Anne Spencer House and Garden
- Legacy Museum of African-American History
- Fort Early
- Blackwater Creek Trail
- Lynchburg’s Old City Cemetery
- James River
- Maier Art Museum
- Farmville Furniture
- Stonewall Vineyards
- Amazement Square
- National D-Day Memorial
- Fair by the James (occurs every spring)
- The James River Batteau Festival (every June)
- Lynchburg Shops and Restaurants

Nearby Attractions (within 1+ hours):

- Lee’s Retreat (an auto tour from Petersburg to Appomattox)
- Blue Ridge Parkway/Shenandoah National Park (offering stunning panoramic views
   of the Blue Ridge Mountains and surrounding valleys)
- Peaks of Otter
- Booker T. Washington Monument
- Avoca Museum
- Red Hill
- Monacan Indian Village
- Walton’s Mountain Museum
- Smith Mountain Lake
- Crabtree Falls (one of the highest waterfalls in North America; a well-maintained
   switchback trail runs parallel to the falls and offers some spectacular views)
- Liberty Lake Park
- Natural Bridge (one of the world’s seven natural wonders)
- Sailors Creek Civil War Battlefield
- Monticello (Thomas Jefferson’s home)
- The University of Virginia
- Ash Lawn (President James Monroe’s home)
- Cowpalace Pottery
- Oak Ridge (historic 5,000 acre Ryan estate)
- Rose Bower Vineyards and Winery
- Lexington
- Washington and Lee University (including Robert E. Lee museum and burial place)
- Roanoke
- Richmond
- Petersburg