• 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.

Reptiles

Reptiles of Appomattox Court House NHP

Common name

Scientific name

Notes

Order Testudines: Turtles

Eastern snapping turtle

Chelydra serpentina

Eastern painted turtle

Chrysemys picta

Eastern mud turtle

Kinosternon subrubrum

Eastern musk turtle (stinkpot)

Sternotherus odoratus

Eastern box turtle

Terrapene carolina


Order Squamata, Family Lacertilia: Lizards

Eastern six-lined racerunner

Cnemidophorus sexlineatus

Five-lined skink

Eumeces fasciatus

Broad-headed skink

Eumeces laticeps

Northern fence lizard

Sceloporus undulatus

Little brown skink

Scincella lateralis

Order Squamata, Family Serpentes: Snakes

Northern copperhead

Agkistrodon contortix

Eastern worm snake

Carphophis amoenus

Northern black racer

Coluber constrictor

Northern ring-necked snake

Diadophis punctatus

Cornsnake

Elaphe guttata

Eastern ratsnake

Elaphe alleghaniensis

Eastern hog-nosed snake

Heterodon platirhinos


Mole kingsnake

Lampropeltis calligaster

Eastern kingsnake

Lampropeltis getula

Northern watersnake

Nerodia sipedon

Rough greensnake

Opheodrys aestivus

Queen snake

Regina septemvittata


Northern brownsnake

Storeria dekayi

Northern red-bellied snake

Storeria occipitomaculata

Eastern ribbonsnake

Thamnophis sauritus


Eastern gartersnake

Thamnophis sirtalis

Eastern smooth earthsnake

Virginia valeriae


Did You Know?

NY Herald, 'last shot' sketch 1865

In the last battle at Appomattox Court House, fought literally hours before Lee and Grant met for the surrender, nearly 700 men became casualties: killed, wounded, or captured.