• The village of Appomattox Court House from the west, the McLean House is on the right.

    Appomattox Court House

    National Historical Park Virginia

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  • 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 Conversations

As a part of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War (2010-2015), please join the Museum of the Confederacy and the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park for free lunchtime "Civil War Conversations" covering various and interesting topics. These programs will be held at the Museum of the Confederacy - Appomattox, the second Wednesday of each month from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.

Further questions may be directed to Linda Lipscomb at 804-649-1861 ext. 32 or e-mail her or visit the Museum of the Confederacy - Appomattox website.

Did You Know?

Revelutionary War hero Light Horse Harry Lee (left) Civil War General Robert Edward Lee (right)

Robert E. Lee's father, "Light Horse Harry" Lee, present at the surrender at Yorktown in 1781, wrote that General Cornwallis had shirked his responsibility by sending junior officers to meet with General Washington. Lee chose to meet personally with Grant at Appomattox.