People come from all over the world to see where our nation reunited.
"We've been lots of places and I've been saying for years that I want to go to Appomattox Court House," said Maureen Mamula, a Pennsylvania resident visiting the area with her husband, Milan.
"After reading so much about the Civil War and the violence, to me it is peaceful to see where it ended and where are country started to come back together," Milan Mamula said.
Appomattox Court House is run by the National Park Service, a federal agency that's facing deep cuts thanks to "sequestration."
"I think at this point we are no longer looking at how it could effect us, but rather how it will effect us," said Ernie Price, a park ranger and educational coordinator.
The Appomattox park is being forced to cut $88,000 from its annual budget.
"It will have impacts that will be felt," Price said.
There are three openings for jobs at the park that won't be filled. There also won't be as much trash pickup or lawn maintenance around the property.
"People who live in the area or spend a lot of time around the park understand how that can look bad," said Price.
Beyond appearance, the cuts will impact how the park interprets history.
It already relies heavily on volunteers to serve as tour guides. Those free workers will become even more important as paid positions are eliminated.
"We're able to stay open and offer programs because of volunteers," said Price.
Visitors like the Mamula's believe budget cuts are needed, but hate for National Parks to be the ones that suffer.
"There are better ways to do it than to close the history of our nation," said Milan Mamula.
Despite the cuts, the park will continue to operate as normal. There are no plans at this point to cut hours or any of the programs that are currently offered.