• 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.


Center right - Clover hill Tavern ca. 1937.  The tavern is the site where parole passes were printed for the Army of Northern Virginia

The large structure (center right) is the Clover Hill Tavern where paroles were printed for 28,231 Confederate soldiers.  This ca. 1937 image shows the tavern, slave quarters (behind), and tavern kitchen (center left).  Buildings built ca. 1819.

National Historical Park - April 15, 1954
National Historical Monument - August. 13, 1935
U. S. War Department Battlefield Site - June 18, 1930

Enabling Legislation
To commemorate the termination of the War Between the States which was brought about by the surrender of the army under General Robert E. Lee to Lieut. General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House, in the state of Virginia, on April 9, 1865, and for the further purpose of honoring those who engaged in this tremendous conflict.

Did You Know?

Lt. Colonel Charles Marshall (left), Chief Justice John Marshall (right)

Colonel Charles Marshall, Lee's aide-de-camp, was the great-nephew of Chief Justice John Marshall. Charles Marshall chose the site of the surrender meeting and was the only Confederate present in the McLean House besides General Lee.