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McLean House

State Route 24, Appomattox, VA
+1 434-352-8987
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The place of the actual surrender General Lee to General Grant of the Northern Virginia army... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ben S
Louisville, Kentucky
via mobile
Original building

This original building is interesting. There are only a few original pieces of furniture from the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Historical site where Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant in 1865.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good24%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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State Route 24, Appomattox, VA
+1 434-352-8987
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This original building is interesting. There are only a few original pieces of furniture from the McLean home. The other piece are period pieces. The flavor of the house during that area is well represented. The host of the home is knowledgable. The kitchen and...More

Thank YBtravel
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is the place where General Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia in 1865, ending most of the fighting and setting the stage for the end of the war. To see the McLean house, you really need to stop at the Appomattox Court House...More

Thank copperdragon66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The McLean House was chosen as the place for the official surrender to take place. Unfortunately, the family lost nearly everything as people souvenired items. The house itself fell to ruin as people took bricks. In the rebuilding, several hundred were still availabel to help...More

Thank Deborah D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For such an event as the surrendering of an army, one would expect a grand stage, but the front room of this house is simply furnished with normal 19th century furnishings and a table and chair. Stepping onto the porch, one can imagine Lee immaculately...More

Thank Ron B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This property is part of the larger Appomattox Courthouse National Historical Park. It is located very close to the Visitor Center. You can view the parlor where Lee's surrender took place, as well as the other rooms in the home. There is also an outside...More

Thank Stefanie H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband & I love visiting historical sites and this is a very important part of our nation's history. It's wonderful that we're able to visit these places to see and imagine what happened a long time ago. The McLean House was very interesting.

Thank MstqMI
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The historic significance of this site is not lost. The Civil War surrender, beginning of healing and the beginning of reuniting our nation was played out here by two great men. The house is part of the Appomattox National Monument site. Well worth a visit.

Thank james628
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You really feel as if you were there the day that Lee surrendered to Grant! The guide did a great job retelling the events of the day. You could really imagine Lee and Grant sitting at their desks!

Thank Valerie R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This property is part of the Appomattox Court House Complex. It is a well-restored house with a fascinating history.

Thank AmericanexpatKL
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