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McLean House

Address: Appomattox, VA
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Ranked #2 of 4 Attractions in Appomattox
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: Historical site where Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant in 1865.
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English first
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

A replica of the home where Lee surrendered to Grant, it is located within the preserved and re-created village of Appomattox Courthouse. Well worth the visit.

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Denville, New Jersey
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The actual site where Lee was forced to surrender to Grant. Able to walk through the house and look into the different rooms where history was made. Interesting in that the house had been dismantled, kept and then reassembled in 1946. Park ranger checks for tickets and explains its historical significance.

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Midland, Texas
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102 reviews 102 reviews
34 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The entire park was beautiful including the house. Make sure you have time to spend here just walking the grounds and imagining what went on here. Thank goodness the home was rebuilt and the grounds are being maintained. The park ranger at the house said at one time the town kids used the road in front of the property as... More

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Kissimmee, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It all looked original, to include some of the actual artifacts, it was like going back in time, they have a great little store, and people dressed like that time. it also has a great deal for a lifetime pass, to include all parks.

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Pa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The McLean house is a replica of the original house. It was nice but it would have been cool to be in the actual house that Lee and Grant were in, but it was rebuilt exactly like the original so it was still very interesting.

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Santa Rosa, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
28 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

While the house is more of a facsimile of itself today it still represents an emotional close to some four years of death and distruction on American soil. It is being reconstructed to appear as it did 150 years ago. Walk entirely around the house...you will have crossed the paths of some very memorable and historic figures!!

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Huntington Beach, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The McLean story and this house have a little history as the McLean family s other home was in a battke ground most know as Bull Run and were the Civil War started and that house was occupied. They moved and now thire home is once more where the war now will end. A must see!

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Tyrone, Pennsylvania
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Here in this simple house is where the nation was reunited at the end of a gruesome barbaric war....what is worth hundreds of thousands of deaths? No rose colored glasses here.

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Vidor, Texas
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84 reviews 84 reviews
35 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Really a serene place. The original home was dismantled to be reconstructed in Washington DC but funds fell through and it laid in pieces for years. Only a few hundred of the bricks are original. However, they kept meticulous records for the planned reconstruction in DC and these were used to reconstruct the home to look exactly the same. A... More

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Matthews, NC
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

To see the room where Lee surrendered, ending the war was somber. There is an atmosphere in the building of solemnity.

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