Current Conditions


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, visitor center, the McLean House, and all buildings in the historic village open to the public are open. The main visitor parking lot will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Restrooms are available at the Clover Hill Tavern and the Visitor Center.

Masks will be required inside buildings when Appomattox County is in a high COVID transmission rate category. The CDC categories change weekly and can be found on the CDC website. Masks will not be required when Appomattox is at a Moderate or Low level.

The Park Store is open daily from 9:00-5:00 (hours are subject to change).

Know Before You Visit

  • Watch the park's 17-minute video before you visit, if you are not comfortable viewing the movie inside a theater environment.
  • Pick up our on-site Junior Ranger booklet from staff, or check out our online Junior Ranger program instead!
  • All of our staff will observe social distancing protocols. Please remain 6 feet away as you listen in for orientation or information and when you ask questions.
  • Purchase a memento of your visit online at
  • Visiting groups are still encouraged to call ahead to make reservations, to determine if we are able to provide on-site programming for your group.

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.


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Last updated: January 3, 2023

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Mailing Address:

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

Appomattox, VA 24522


434 352-8987

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