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.
The McLean House is open to the public from 9:00 - 5:00 daily, one family group at a time. People who are not fully vaccinated will be required to wear a face mask covering mouth and nose when inside the house.
Face masks are required for people who are not yet vaccinated in indoor spaces like the bookstore, visitor center, and historic buildings and outdoors when social distancing of six feet cannot be maintained. Masks must cover the nose and mouth and fit snugly around the nose and chin with no large gaps around the sides of the face. Masks not designed to be protective, masks with ventilation valves, and face shields do not meet this requirement.
The Park Store is open the following hours (may vary):
- Thursday-Monday 9:00-5:00
- Tuesday 10:30-4:15
- Wednesday 10:30-5:00
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.