McLean House Steps Under Restoration

Appomattox Co., VA - The famous McLean house in Appomattox is now under restoration.

The steps on the back porch have been taken down. Historic Preservationists at the park are rebuilding it. The house was reconstructed back in 1948, and park rangers say since then the wood began to rot and was in pretty bad shape.

They say restoration is necessary to keep the building open to visitors.

"People drive hundreds and even thousands of miles to stand in these spots and they're after an experience and we want them to have that experience but it starts with the fabric," said Ernie Price, Appomattox Court House National Historic Park.

Later this year the park plans an even bigger project restoring the front steps of the McLean house. Rangers say that is a pretty big job.