Appomattox Court House Field Trips

Lee and Grant in McLean Parlor shaking hands
Grant and Lee in the Parlor of the McLean House

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We can't wait to see your class at the park!

For information and reservations, contact Ranger Brandon at (434)352-8987 ext. 231.
Customize your visit by choosing from the below programs for your class:

The McLean House 4th-12th Grades
Program length: 30 minutes

Students learn about the events that took place in the McLean house when Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia to Union Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant on April 9, 1865, beginning the end of our Civil War.

Parole Passes 4th- 12th Grades
Program length: 30 minutes

Students learn what a parole pass is and how it aided the returning Confederate soldiers on their journey home. The program also includes a “hands on” portion using a reproduction Civil War era printing press.

Stacking of Arms 4th-6th Grades
Program length: 40 minutes

During this program, the students stand in as Civil War soldiers from both sides and learn some basic drill. It concludes with a reenactment of the April 12th surrender ceremony of the Confederate infantry. The students use flags, drums and wooden muskets.

Civil War Soldier Life 4th-12th Grades
Program length: 30 minutes

In this 30 minute program, the students are shown uniforms, equipment and personal items common to the soldiers of both sides during the Civil War and learn a little about the life of a soldier.

East End of the Village 4th-12th Grades
Program length: 30 minutes

Students learn about the meeting between Lee and Grant on April 10th and the Salute between Gen. John B. Gordon and Gen. Joshua L. Chamberlain during the Stacking of Arms on April 12, 1865.

Programs are FREE for students and teachers, so book early! Programs are conducted by NPS Rangers and Volunteers at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park.

Last updated: May 21, 2020

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Mailing Address:

Appomattox Court House National Historical Park
P.O. Box 218

Appomattox, VA 24522

Phone:

(434) 352-8987

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