The McLean House front porch is closed, but the house remains open.
The front porch of the McLean House is being renovated requiring entry into the house through the back door.
Civil War 150th Trading Cards
The 150th anniversary of the Civil War is being celebrated by issuing Civil War commemorative trading cards. There are 189 trading cards available at National Parks throughout the Northeast Region and Washington D.C. areas. The cards are intended to encourage participants to think about the significance of the historic civil war sites visited. Anyone showing a card obtained from visiting a different park may receive a Civil War 150 book bag, available at visitor centers.
This card may be "earned" by visiting Chamberlain-Gordon Salute Site wayside and collecting the card from the visitor center.
This card may be "earned" by visiting the McLean House and speaking to the ranger on duty.
Find the "Silent Witness" doll in the visitor center museum and collect the card by visiting the bookstore.
Hannah Reynolds was a slave of Dr. Samuel Coleman. During the Battle of Appomattox Court House she was killed when an artillery shell hit the Coleman house.
This card may be "earned" by watching the parole printing demo in the Clover Hill Tavern (if available) or visiting Gen. Lee's Headquarters and collecting the card from the tavern or the entrance station.
Lt. Col. Ely Parker, Chief of the Seneca Nation and on Gen. Grant's staff, produced the final draft of the surrender for Grant's signature.
Did You Know?
After the war there was talk of putting Lee on trial for treason. Grant wrote, "I will resign the command of the army rather than execute any order to arrest Lee.” That settled the matter, and Lee was never tried.