• 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.

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.

For further information, please contact:

Joe Williams or David Wooldridge


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)