• 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.

Historic Postcards

Not long after Generals Lee and Grant concluded their surrender conference and stepped off the porch of the McLean House, Appomattox Court House became a destination for curiosity seekers, tourists, historians and all those interested in the place where some of the last scenes of the American Civil War played themselves out. Postcards capturing the scenes at Appomattox Court House were soon to follow. Appomattox Court House National Historical Park has amassed many of these postcards over the years; the park commissioning a number of them itself.

These are just some of the many postcards in the collections of Appomattox Court House National Historical Park from over the past century or more. These cards represent an attempt to document and convey the importance of the many events that occurred in and around Appomattox Court House.

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Joe Williams or David Wooldridge



 

Did You Know?

General Custer Receiving the Flag of Truce

General George Armstrong Custer, of Little Bighorn fame, received the flag of truce at Appomattox Court House that brought about a cessation of hostilities leading to the surrender meeting between Lee and Grant. The Original Truce Flag is exhibited at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park.