• 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.

Curriculum Materials

Kids learn teamwork while learning how a Civil War cannon was fired.

Kids learn teamwork while learning how a Civil War cannon was fired.

NPS Staff

There are three prepared curriculum based programs available for teachers in this section:

The Teacher Packet

Teaching with Museum Collections

Teaching with History

Each provide lesson plans and activities to teach the story of the surrender at Appomattox Court House and are directly tied to the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs). Each contain classroom work and activities to be completed at the park.

Questions concerning either program should directed to the park's education coordinator, Brandon Chamberlain by e-mail or phone, 434-352-8987 ext. 231


Did You Know?

wagon retreat from Petersburg

In the week between evacuating Richmond on April 2nd and arriving in Appomattox on April 8th, Lee’s Confederate forces lost half their numbers, from roughly 60,000 men to about 30,000.