• 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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  • Temporary McLean House Closure

    Beginning Sept. 3 the Parlor of the McLean House will only be visible through the window on the front porch while the floor cloth (covering) in the main hall is restored. The house will reopen Monday, Sept. 8. We are sorry for this inconvenience.

Historic postcards of Appomattox City

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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.