• 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.


Volunteer In Parks (VIP) Warren Taylor gives a village tour.

Volunteer In Parks (VIP) Warren Taylor gives a village tour.

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Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park (NHP). The park has a growing Volunteers-In-Parks (VIP) program. With 24 full and part-time volunteers including Boy/Girl scouts troops, interns, and local and out of state groups helping with special project the park accumulated 14,000 hours in fiscal year 2010. The park would not function without the efforts of our volunteers. Our volunteers are from different backgrounds, careers, and ages, but all want to assist the National Park Service in preserving the cultural, educational and natural resources of Appomattox Court House NHP for today's visitors and for future generations.

Volunteer and internship positions are available in every division. Group and special projects, including potential Eagle Scout projects are also available. With your help we can make Appomattox Court House NHP better than ever. For a better understanding about the entire National Park Service and its volunteer and internship programs please visit http://www.nps.gov/volunteer/.

Again thank you for your interest and hope to hear from you soon.

Appomattox Court House NHP is located three miles outside the town of Appomattox. Click here for printable "take along directions." To learn more about the area, activities and entertainment close to the park view these websites.

The Town of Appomattox

City of Lynchburg

Virginia State Parks

National Parks Units in Virginia

For more information about volunteering at Appomattox Court House NHP contact:

Alyssa Holland

1-434-352-8987 ex. 234 e-mail us.


Volunteers are one of the parks more important commodities. Here are a collection of photographs from activities theses volunteers have participated in over the years at Appomattox Court House NHP. If anyone has old pictures for this webpage or has an interest in volunteering at any of our events please contact the Volunteer Coordinator.


Current Volunteer Opportunities


Did You Know?


After the war there was talk of putting Lee on trial for treason. Grant wrote, "I will resign the command of the army rather than execute any order to arrest Lee.” That settled the matter, and Lee was never tried.