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McLean House

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Address: State Route 24, Appomattox, VA
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+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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An amazing visit where I was able to see the actual spot where Lee signs the surrender papers to Grant and the Union...living history!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

An amazing visit where I was able to see the actual spot where Lee signs the surrender papers to Grant and the Union...living history!

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Greenville, SC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was shocked to discover the actual signing of the surrender occurred in the farm house near the court house! How did I miss that in school? I never knew this was a private farm or that the family had moved there to escape the war only to find themselves in middle of it all and forever enshrined in history.... More 

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lithia springs
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is like stepping back in time to when the war ended. Still looks the same as that day. A true treasure.

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

truly worth the visit by both seeing the site and got history details by volunteers. I bet that you will learn more about the civil war history by visiting this place

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Crestwood, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Visted the McLean house while on the Appomattox tour. It was a nice house and the items there were interesting to see and hear about during the tour. Also went in the slave quarters which I would recommend to get a good perspective on the entire site.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Very interesting house that will change what you learned in school about the surrender of General Lee.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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1 Thank jeffrey j
Kilkelly, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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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