On April 9, 1865, the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia in the McLean House in the village of Appomattox Court House, Virginia signaled the end of the nation’s largest war. Two important questions about its future were answered. Could the nation survive a civil war intact, and would that nation exist without slavery? The answer to both was yes and a new nation was born.
Tour the historic village of Appomattox Court House where this significant event in our nation’s history occurred. The village and its restored and reconstructed structures, including the McLean House, offer an immersive experience into life in a 19th century village during the end of the Civil War.
The tour will include a behind the scenes look at historic artifacts in the collection storage room that are not on display in the village.
For more information on the park visit nps.gov/apco.
Tour will last approximately 1 hour.
Location: 111 National Park Drive, Appomattox, VA 24522
Note: Appomattox Court House National Historical Park is located in south central Virginia approximately 95 miles west of Richmond. The main visitor parking area is located on VA Rt. 24, 2 miles (4.8 km) northeast of the town of Appomattox, VA. Travelers using GPS should use the following street address: 111 National Park Drive; Appomattox, VA 24522. Be mindful to follow park signs to enter at the main visitor parking lot; your GPS could direct you onto internal park roads which are not open to vehicular traffic. Park at the main visitor parking lot.
History Camp is a project of the non-profit organization The Pursuit of History. We hope you’ll join us in the pursuit of history.