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

    Appomattox Court House

    National Historical Park Virginia


Because the graveled path is on an incline, it is difficult in a wheelchair.

Because the graveled path is on an incline, it is difficult in a wheelchair.

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Much of the village terrain is relatively flat, but, there is a one-hundred yard walk uphill from the parking lot to get into the village. Surfaces in the village are gravel, dirt, and grass.

Due to the historic nature of the historic village, most buildings are not accessible to wheelchairs. Many of these structures feature steps to enter and narrow hallways.

Our visitor center shows two different 15-minute films, one at the top of the hour and one at the bottom of the hour. The film is shown in the upstairs auditorium, but may also be seen on the first floor. Exhibits are located on the second floor, accessible by stairs only. A picture album of the second floor exhibits and other areas of the park that are not accessible is available in the visitor center.

Wheelchairs may be borrowed at the visitor center, on a first come first serve basis. There is no charge for loan of wheelchairs, but we ask for a driver’s license while the chair is on loan. Visitors should note that while wheelchairs can be taken all around the park, the gravel and dirt surfaces can make it relatively strenuous work.

For braille readers, there is a table-top braille map of the village and a braille guidebook of the village available in the visitor center.

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