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Boyhood Home of Robert E. Lee

607 Oronoco Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 (Old Town)
703-838-4200
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Ranked #33 of 38 attractions in Alexandria
Description: Elegant Federal-style mansion was once the home of Robert E. Lee.
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virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

This is now a private home and no longer a museum. You can stand outside and read the historical marker. Very sad, as it was once a lovely museum.

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Reston, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

Definitely make the stop here and read the commemorative plaques about the home. It's not longer a museum, but it's a cool place to stop and find out more about our history!

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

The home was smaller than I expected but that isn't really surprising.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

I googled a walking tour of Alexandria and this was on it. Cool to see it and I usually don't think of Lee frequenting the same spots as Washington, Jefferson and Adams. There is a family home across the street that you can go in and has some family papers. It was closed early but we got to enjoy the... More

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