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McLean House

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Address: State Route 24, Appomattox, VA
Phone Number: +1 434-352-8987
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Historical site where Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant in...

Historical site where Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant in 1865.

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Re-Unification of the Nation

Part of the Appomattox Court House facility and is a short walk from the main courthouse building. Well maintained, clean and preserved. A tour guide is situated right inside... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
RoyalRed610
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Part of the Appomattox Court House facility and is a short walk from the main courthouse building. Well maintained, clean and preserved. A tour guide is situated right inside the house to provide tidbits of information and answer any questions you may have. Tour guide was actually eager to share his knowledge.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

being in the same room as general lee and general grant when they singed the surrender was amazing ,a truly amazing feeling to stand in a place where history was made.

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Kilkelly, Ireland
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163 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

The room where the surrender was signed is as it was on that day in 1865. Step back in history. Bob who relayed the history of the house was highly professional as well as entertaining with the historical information. Highly recommended.

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Eagle-Vail, Colorado
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This place made you feel like you were back in the 1850's. Very well preserved and maintained. Good description of slave and slave owner living conditions.

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Ellettsville, Indiana
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165 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This is where the surrender occurred and ended the Civil War. It is a significant piece of the Civil War saga. The guide made the tour enjoyable and is part of the National Park Tour.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

As a Yankee I have learned a great deal regarding the ' War of Northern Aggression' . The surrender of the Army of Virginia was signed in this home. The park service was rebuilt the home and the furnishing are reproductions. This is part of our history and should be embraced so that we learn from the mistakes of our... More 

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Thank Thomas S
Salisbury, United States
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Very interesting place to visit, especially for the Civil War enthusiast. The tour of the house is quick, and the guide was very informative. Make sure you discover who the "Silent Witness" was!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Carl was a wonderful tour guide! He made the people who were actually there seem very real and like we are in our time. History came alive!

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Amissville, VA
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124 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

The building has been rebuilt using many of the original materials on the site where it was located as part of the Appomattox Court House National Park. The ranger on site was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Be sure to see the video in the visitors center before visiting this house.

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Picton, New Zealand
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Extremely well qualified ranger who kept us riveted for an hour but who could have continued as long again. It made the house experience much more meaningful

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