On the way home, I swung by Appomattox and visited the McLean House where General Robert E. Lee surrendered to General Ulysses S. Grant thus ending the Civil War. It was a place that I always have wanted to visit, but I ended up being disappointed by it. Appomattox is largely a recreation, and several of the artifacts from the house aren't located on the premises but in Washington D.C. The museum at the Courthouse was really well done, however, and even though I had studied the Civil War in college, I still learned some new things.
|The McLean House|