Appomattox Court House National Historical Park

Preserving the historic destination where the Civil War officially ended in 1865, Appomattox Court House National Historical Park is the ultimate end destination on any Civil War themed trip.

The park contains more than just the site of surrender, including the historic village, battlefield, Appomattox Courthouse, museum, Clover Hill Tavern, and more. Much of the village has been either restored or reconstructed to appear as it did at the surrender of the war, creating a fantastic slice of living history through which your group can stroll on a self-guided or guided tour.

Start your visit off with a stop at the McLean House, the site of Lee's surrender to General Grant. The house, though constructed in 1848 as a tavern, was reconstructed at its centennial with the descendants of Lee and Grant attending its dedication ceremony. You can explore the interior of the house, preserved to appear as it did during the Civil War, as well as the outside kitchen, also reconstructed. The Appomattox Courthouse, which actually played no role in the surrender, was reconstructed in 1963 and now serves as the park's visitor center with exhibits, informational brochures, and more.

Tour the park and learn more about the Battle of Appomattox Court House, the surrender of the war, and the people who lived in Appomattox Court House at the time of the battle. Check out the ranger-led programs, tours, and more available through the national historical park.