• 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.

Scout Programs

The park has created Boy and Girl Scout troop service projects that make for an interesting day on park grounds for your troop members as they provide a valuable service in support of the park. These projects help scouts achieve badges related to history and nature. In addition, scouts can obtain the National Park Service Resource Stewardship patch by completing certain service projects. The most popular project offered by the park, the History Trail Program, combines trail maintenance and trash pick-up with learning about the historical significance and background of the park. (It is recommended that scout leaders have two vehicles if doing the trail, one to park at the other end of the trail.)

Scout projects are available for troops of all ages. Click on the link below for more information.

Programs for Girl Scouts

Programs for Boy Scouts

Reservations are requested for scout projects. To have your troop participate in this fun and worthwhile day at the park, contact the park's Education Coordinator at:

E-mail the Education Coordinator

Appomattox Court House NHP
P.O. Box 218
Appomattox, VA 24522

or 434-352-8987 ext. 227

Did You Know?

Field's uniform coat (left) James Field (right) ca. 1880, when he was President of the Virginia Baptist Convention *image courtesy VBHS

Major James Field, of A.P. Hill's staff, surrendered at Appomattox. Field served in the Mexican War, helped to write the 1st Constitution for the State of California and ran for Vice President of the United States in 1892. (Field's Confederate frock coat is at Appomattox Court House NHP)