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

    Appomattox Court House

    National Historical Park Virginia

Plan Your Visit

Welcome to the historic village Appomattox Court House. Visitors can expect to receive programming during the summer including living history and Ranger talks. With over a dozen buildings, a museum, theater, and bookstore, we suggest to allow at least two hours for your visit. Click here to take a virtual tour of the park before your visit.

 

Directions

 
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The McLean House, where the surrender occurred.

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We are located in south central Virginia approximately 95 miles west of Richmond and 25 miles east of Lynchburg. Begin your journey today by getting directions to Appomattox Court House National Historical Park.
 

GPS Directions

 
Courthouse-West View

The reconstructed courthouse now serves as the park's visitor center. Nothing historically related to the signing of the surrender occurred in the building.

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Finding our park by using GPS can sometimes be difficult. For tips and a usable address, click here.
 

Operating Hours and Seasons

 
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The parking lot allows visitors easy and safe access to the historic village.

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Operating hours are from 8:30AM-5:00PM throughout the year. Summer is the busiest season, and visitors may have different experiences depending on what time of the year they visit.

 
Fees and Reservations

 
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View of the fee booth as visitors enter the parking lot.

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Open all year, the park entrance fee is on a seasonal schedule based on services offered. For more information on reservations and fees, click here.
 

Accessibility

 
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There are several problems with accessibility at the park including: the village is located on a ridge that requires visitors to proceed up a steep incline; the historic nature of the buildings in the park makes for many staircases that visitors have to traverse; while all visitors can see the films, there is no elevator access to the upstairs of the visitor center museum. For more information on accessibility issues, click here.

 

Things to Do

 
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The final score after the 2014 Civil War baseball game.

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With two movies, special programming, and an entire historic village to see, some visitors spend more than two hours at the park. Regardless of what your interests are, there is certainly plenty to do.

 

Things to Know Before You Come

 
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Visiting the park is largely a self-guided experience. Follow this link to learn more about how to get around, and what there is to do once you have arrived.

 

Did You Know?

George Armstrong and Elisabeth Bacon Custer

Libby Custer's will states: “...the table on which the surrender of General Lee to General Grant was written...and now located in the... War Department Building in Washington, D. C., I give and bequeath to the United States Government...” Now in Smithsonian Museum of American History collections.