Phased Re-Opening of Appomattox Court House National Historical Park
The National Park Service (NPS) is working servicewide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and using a phased approach to increase access on a park-by-park basis. Based on guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, access to the park is as follows:
Park grounds, trails, visitor center, the McLean House, and all buildings in the historic village open to the public are open. The main visitor parking lot will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Restrooms are available at the Clover Hill Tavern and the Visitor Center.
The following schedule will be effective starting Sunday, October 10, 2021:
This weekend marks the end of our seasonal staff’s time here. As they depart, you may notice a reduction of uniformed staff in the park. We strive to keep all operations going, however, there may be some days where the McLean House schedule is adjusted to accommodate a reduction in staff. This modified schedule would have the McLean House open from 10:00am-11:30am and again from 2:00pm to 3:30pm. Currently, we expect this alternate schedule to happen on Tuesdays, but it may occur on other days depending on staff availability. For trip planning purposes, you may call (434) 352-8987 to speak with park staff about the availability of building tours & park programs.
We appreciate your patience as we adjust to a smaller team.
All visitors are required to wear masks in federal buildings, including the visitor center, McLean House, and bookstore while Appomattox County remains in a high transmission level. Masks must cover the nose and mouth and fit snugly around the nose and chin with no large gaps around the sides of the face. Masks not designed to be protective, masks with ventilation valves, and face shields do not meet this requirement.
The Park Store is open the following hours (may vary):
- Thursday-Monday 9:00-5:00
- Tuesday 10:30-4:15
- Wednesday 10:30-5:00
Know Before You Visit
While the listed areas are accessible for visitors to enjoy, a return to full operations will continue to be phased, and services may be limited. When recreating, please follow state and local area health orders, practice Leave No Trace principles, and avoid crowding and high-risk outdoor activities.
The CDC has offered guidance to help people recreating in parks and open spaces prevent the spread of infectious diseases. We will continue to monitor all park functions to ensure that visitors adhere to CDC guidance for mitigating risks associated with the transmission of COVID-19 and take any additional steps necessary to protect public health.