Appomattox Courthouse National Park commemorates a monumental part of our nation's Civil War history with a living history museum and park. The McLean House is available for touring and is the location where terms were determined and General Lee surrendered to General Grant signifying the end of the Civil War.
Things to Do
- Take the time to view the living history performances that will add great historical value to your trip.
- View films about the history of the time period and the historical significance of Appomattox Courthouse during the Civil War.
- Take a walk through history where the actors will present in period clothing as if it is that very time period. So nice to see the actors stay in character and present both of the emotional sides of the Civil War with information that they have from diaries and letters. It really adds to the feel of the experience and is really quite moving.
- Plan a picnic on the historic grounds' picnic area.
- Visit the historic McLean house and other buildings some of which are refurbished and some that are not.
Appomattox Courthouse Insider Tips
- There are many guides there but try to request one of the interactive historical guides to get the most out of your visit.
- There is no food available on site, but picnic areas are readily available or you can visit the town of Appomattox for other dining options.