• 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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  • Filming in the park.

    Work on a new park film will be done from July 14 to July 17, 2014 that will result in partial closures around the village. The McLean House is expected to have interrupted service on July 15 and July 17.

Bring the Park to Your School

Children making a regimental flag during a summer camp activity.

Students making a Civil War era style regimental flag during a summer camp activity.

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Can't afford a field trip or fit it into your schedule? Have us come to you! Park staff are available to come to your class to give programs related to your field of study. Park staff are only available when scheduling permits, and can only travel within a short radius of the park (Appomattox, Amherst, Bedford, Campbell, Charlotte, Cumberland, Prince Edward, Pittsylvania Counties, and Lynchburg). Please call Education Coordinator Brandon Chamberlain preferably by e-mail or at 434-352-8987 ext. 31 to arrange for a visit. Park staff can discuss a variety of topics related to American History. When possible, staff may come in Civil War uniform and bring reproduction clothing, equipment, and weapons (check with your school policy first).

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.