Appomattox Court House National Historic Park

Description The Appomattox Court House National Historical Park is a preserved 19th-century village in Appomattox County, Virginia. The village is famous for the site of the Battle of Appomattox Court House, and contains the house of Wilmer McLean, where the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia under Robert E. Lee to Union commander Ulysses S. Grant took place on April 9, 1865, effectively ending the American Civil War. The McLean House was the site of the surrender conference, but the village itself is named for the presence nearby of what is now preserved as the Old Appomattox Court House.
Address 111 National Park Dr., Appomattox, VA, 24522
Website Appomattox Court House National Historic Park
Contact Elizabeth Parnicza
To Bring
Date(s) Wednesday, Oct 12, 2022
Name Time Ages Cost Enrolled
Stacking of the Arms
During this program, the students stand in as Civil War soldiers from both sides and learn some basic drills. It concludes with a reenactment of the April 12th surrender ceremony of the Confederate infantry. The students use flags, drums and wooden muskets.

01:45PM - 02:30PM Ages: 9-18 Participant: $2.00
Adult: $2.00
Sibling Under 9 $2.00
Parole Pass
Students learn what a parole pass is and how it aided the returning Confederate soldiers on their journey home. The program also includes a “hands on” portion using a reproduction Civil War era printing press.

01:00PM - 01:30PM Ages: 9-13 Participant: $2.00
Adult: $2.00
Sibling Under 9, Over 13 $2.00
McLean House
Students learn about the events that took place in the McLean house when Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia to Union Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant on April 9, 1865, beginning the end of our Civil War.

01:00PM - 01:30PM Ages: 12-18 Participant: $2.00
Adult: $2.00
Sibling Under 12 $2.00