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McLean House

State Route 24, Appomattox, VA
+1 434-352-8987
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Gotta see it!

This is where the hopes and dreams of the confederacy ended - after such a war it is a place we all... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Greg P
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Bridgeton, New Jersey
A must see

If you are going to Appomattox Court House, you have to go to the McLean House. The one thing I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kathy73k
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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Historical site where Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant in 1865.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“civil war” (47 reviews)
“general grant” (11 reviews)
“national park” (13 reviews)
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State Route 24, Appomattox, VA
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+1 434-352-8987
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is where the hopes and dreams of the confederacy ended - after such a war it is a place we all must visit

Thank Greg P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are going to Appomattox Court House, you have to go to the McLean House. The one thing I kept thinking was how I was definitely walking where men like Grant and Lee had also once walked. Nicely reconstructed to look like it did...More

Thank Kathy73k
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a bit humbling and amazing to stand in the place where the Civil War was ended and our country's healing began. Even the most distracted teenager with us put down the phone and admitted it was very interesting.

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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

This is a part of the National Park Site at Appomattox. The house was used for Lee’s Surrender to Grant basically ending the civil war. The access to the house isn’t to hard to get to but the house is only steps at both the...More

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Reviewed 8 March 2018

The Volunteer Park Ranger presented in an informative yet friendly delivery of the key events, and also had an extensive knowledge of the battles leading up to the surrender. Additional details were presented on the building's use, decay and rebuild.

Thank John K
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

Those who fail to appreciate or understand history are prone to repeat its mistakes. The events concluding at the McClean House need to be relished in person or at a minimum given a thorough rendering to all high school aged students. They need to wrestle...More

Thank Christian U
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

The actual spot where Robert E. Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia to US Grant. It is kind of surreal to actually stand there.

Thank TEBlaise
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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Get the ranger tour. We decided to wait for it. Almost passed on it. You can't get inside without a ranger showing it. Also don't be shy and ask questions. This was an amazing site that saw one of the single most Improtant events in...More

Thank Chuck W
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

The Mclean House is probably the most visited site at the Appomattox Court House National Park, with the court house/visitor center a close second. The House was reconstructed in the late 1940's. After the surrender signing much of the house's belongings & furniture were looted...More

Thank Jack L
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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

The size of the place was surprising. It was very interesting to see the place where Lee and Grant negotiated the surrender of Lee's army and where the Army of Northern Virginia stacked arms and went home. Very interesting.

Thank John R
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