• The village of Appomattox Court House from the west, the McLean House is on the right.

    Appomattox Court House

    National Historical Park Virginia

Long-Range Interpretive Plan

Tabitha, Chris and Corbin2

The Long-Range Interpretive Plan (LRIP) includes foundational elements (e.g., purpose, significance, interpretive themes, audience experience goals) and recommendations for personal and non-personal services throughout the park and for partnerships that support the delivery of the interpretive, education and visitor services program. The Plan also provides guidance for commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Appomattox Campaign, surrender and onset of Reconstruction.

Did You Know?

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.