Phased Re-Opening of Appomattox Court House National Historical Park
The National Park Service (NPS) is working servicewide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and using a phased approach to increase access on a park-by-park basis. Based on guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, access to the park is as follows:
Park grounds, trails, most buildings in the historic village, and Clover Hill Tavern restrooms are open. The main visitor parking lot will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Park staff will provide roving interpretation in the historic village, and a temporary display will provide interpretation at the McLean House. Face coverings are highly encouraged in indoor spaces like the bookstore and historic buildings, per CDC guidelines.
The reconstructed courthouse visitor center and McLean House are closed.
The Park Store is open the following hours (may vary):
- Monday-Tuesday 10:30-4:30
- Wednesday-Sunday 9:15-5:00
The reconstructed courthouse visitor center and the McLean House are closed at this time.
Know Before You Visit
While the listed areas are accessible for visitors to enjoy, a return to full operations will continue to be phased, and services may be limited. When recreating, please follow state and local area health orders, practice Leave No Trace principles, and avoid crowding and high-risk outdoor activities.
The CDC has offered guidance to help people recreating in parks and open spaces prevent the spread of infectious diseases. We will continue to monitor all park functions to ensure that visitors adhere to CDC guidance for mitigating risks associated with the transmission of COVID-19 and take any additional steps necessary to protect public health.