We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

McLean House

State Route 24, Appomattox, VA
+1 434-352-8987
Review Highlights
Amazing to see

The size of the place was surprising. It was very interesting to see the place where Lee and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John R
via mobile
Don't miss if you love American History!

Would recommend for any and every History buff! Very important for our country --the way things... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Farmville, Virginia
via mobile
Read all 171 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Historical site where Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant in 1865.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“civil war” (44 reviews)
“general grant” (11 reviews)
“national park” (12 reviews)
State Route 24, Appomattox, VA
Write a ReviewReviews (171)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 171 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Would recommend for any and every History buff! Very important for our country --the way things unfolded in April 1865 in the parlor of this house!! General Grant's terms to General Lee were very fair and considerate-- given the true situation of trying to END...More

Thank beebop2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Disappointed that it wasn't the original building. However, they did a good job pointing out the history and the replica furnishings were top notch.

Thank 302coolr
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Excellent tour, beautiful grounds and an abundance of historical information. Great location, easily accessible & great walking tour.

Thank 112,546
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Exciting to see the place where Lee surrendered to Grant, bringing a close to the bloodiest war in US history. Very knowledgable volunteer guide on duty who provided a lot of information about the McLean family and what happened during the hour and a half...More

Thank ErnieK937
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Read my review of the Appamatox Court House experience. This is a part---HUGE part---and where the surrender took place.

Thank Patrick201
Reviewed 17 October 2017

After visiting the Court House and little museum, and then watching the short film, we walked around the site and visited the nearby buildings. Back during the Civil War, it was a small community that ended up serving as the site for Lee's surrender to...More

Thank Todnick
Reviewed 3 October 2017

the place where the surrender of Genreal Lee to General Grant, this ending the American civil war. A must see as part of the appomattox court house historical area.

1  Thank James W
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Although this building was reconstructed (1947-1949), it is, in a sense, the most important structure in the village. Here, in the parlor (NOT in the Court House), is the site where Lee surrendered to Grant. The parlor is set up as it might have looked...More

1  Thank urbanguy
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Tragic time in American history. If you have interest in the Civil War years this is a must see. The house has been rebuilt to orginal specs and they have the desk where Grant wrote up the surrender terms and the one where Lee reviewed...More

1  Thank KJB51862
Nearby Restaurants
The Babcock House
60 reviews
3.48 km away
Granny Bee's
177 reviews
3.79 km away
Baine's Books and Coffee
56 reviews
3.77 km away
Rail Yard Restaurant
15 reviews
3.60 km away
Nearby Attractions
Appomattox Court House National Historical Park
766 reviews
.05 km away
DeVault Vineyards
6 reviews
15.64 km away
James River State Park
65 reviews
27.47 km away
Amazement Square
235 reviews
30.71 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from McLean House staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines