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Appomattox Court House National Historical Park Facilities

The McLean House

Open

Open All Year

Location

The Mclean house is located within the historic village approximately 150 yards west of the Visitor Center.

Closures

The Park is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas,New Years, Presidents Day and Martin Luther King Day.

Special Programs

On site interpretation by Park Rangers is provided on a daily basis, and tours on the hour are available seasonally.

Exhibits

The three story structure is furnished with mid-nineteenth century furnishings. The Parlor of the house where the surrender meeting took place is furnished with a combination of original and reproduction items.

Available Facilities

Three story house, slave quarters, exterior kitchen and outhouse.

VISITOR CENTERS

Appomattox Court House Visitor Center/Museum

Open

Open All Year , open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 5

Phone

434-352-8987 x 26

Location

The Visitor Center is in the reconstructed courthouse building on VA 24, 2 miles (4.8 km) northeast of the town of Appomattox, VA. The closest airport is in Lynchburg, VA, 25 miles (40.3 km) west.

Closures

The Park is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Presidents Day and Martin Luther King Day.

Special Programs

Living History programs are offered every day during the summer months, and occasionally on weekends in the spring and fall. Actors portray historical figures from the 1860s.

Exhibits

Exhibits include many original artifacts associated with the events surrounding the surrender of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia. Artifacts range from the pencil used by General Lee to make corrections in the surrender terms to documents and military artifacts.

Available Facilities

The Park has a 70 seat theatre where two different 15 minute slide programs are shown on an hourly schedule. The "Documentary" program covering the campaign is always shown on the 1/2 hour. The second program, "Soldiers Diaries" consists of excerpts from diaries of soldiers who were present at the site in 1865, and is always shown on the hour. The last show of the day is the "Documentary" at 4:30 pm.

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