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McLean House

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State Route 24, Appomattox, VA
+1 434-352-8987
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Beautifully Restored

This is the "crown jewel" of the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, where Gen. Lee... read more

Reviewed August 30, 2017
Phillip K
Greenville, South Carolina
Beautiful historic house

This is in the national park and really well setup. Great location to get a feel for just how the... read more

Reviewed August 18, 2017
Seattle, Washington
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Historical site where Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant in 1865.
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“general grant” (11 reviews)
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State Route 24, Appomattox, VA
+1 434-352-8987
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Reviewed August 30, 2017

This is the "crown jewel" of the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, where Gen. Lee surrendered to Gen. Grant. The house is beautifully restored and the experience was wonderful.

2  Thank Phillip K
Reviewed August 18, 2017

This is in the national park and really well setup. Great location to get a feel for just how the meeting must have gone as Grant and Lee negotiated the surrender.

1  Thank quantumstalker
Reviewed August 9, 2017

I attended the 150th anniversary of Lee's surrender in 2015 and have toured the McLean House 3 times. For those who are at least casually interested in history, this is a must see. The McLean house is a part of the Appomattox village that is...More

1  Thank STEVE C
Reviewed July 27, 2017

We stopped here on our way home from Norfolk. It was relatively easy to find and the signage nearby was excellent. There is no admission fee.There is a film in the second floor of the courthouse explaining the siege and surrender and the sites are...More

1  Thank 659josephc
Reviewed July 26, 2017 via mobile

Really just an average preserved house but it was the spot where the surrender occurred so well worth a look. The highlight was questioning the NPS guide who brought it all to life, explaining about the McLean kids and the doll - the silent witness...More

1  Thank Helena L
Reviewed July 21, 2017 via mobile

An interesting home to visit based on the journey this family took throughout the Civil War. From Manassas, Va to Appomattox, Va.

1  Thank atcretired
Reviewed July 19, 2017

While touring the Appomattox National Park be sure to tour the McLean house where our nation was reunited after the Civil War.

Thank 677erneste
Reviewed July 10, 2017

If you're in Appomattox, this is the only place to visit. You can enter the house where Lee surrendered and the Civil War effectively came to a close. Some of the original furniture is still there.

Thank eaglesclaw121
Reviewed July 4, 2017 via mobile

As a very young boy, I became fascinated with the American Civil War. My grandfather's grandfather fought for the Union and told my grandpa stories which my grandpa passed to me. I have been fortunate to visit many CW battlefields and sites. I finally made...More

Thank Don V
Reviewed June 24, 2017 via mobile

The place of the actual surrender General Lee to General Grant of the Northern Virginia army. Actual period pieces and reconstructed buildings. A great site to visit!

Thank Ben S
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