• 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.

Things To Do

Special Programs: Check the Schedule of Events calendar for special programs that may be offered, especially during the anniversary week in April and periodically throughout the summer.

Exhibits: Exhibits include many original artifacts associated with the events surrounding the surrender of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia. Artifacts range from the pencil used by General Lee to make corrections in the surrender terms to uniforms, documents, and military items associated with the historic events at Appomattox Court House.

Theater: The park visitor center has a 70-seat theatre where two different 15-minute video programs are shown on an hourly schedule. The "Documentary" program covering the Appomattox campaign is shown on the 1/2 hour. The second program, "Soldiers Diaries" consists of excerpts from diaries of soldiers present at the site in 1865, and is shown on the hour. The last show of the day is the "Documentary" at 4:30 pm.

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Did You Know?

Drawing by Frank Vizetelly appeared in the

Sam Sweeney of Appomattox County, Virginia was the "Minstrel Man" for General J.E.B Stuart, and grew up on the grounds of what is now, Appomattox Court House National Historical Park.