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Boyhood Home of Robert E. Lee

Address: 607 Oronoco Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 (Old Town)
Phone Number: 703-838-4200
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Ranked #36 of 66 things to do in Alexandria
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Elegant Federal-style mansion was once the home of Robert E. Lee.
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Elegant Federal-style mansion was once the home of Robert E. Lee.

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Sedona, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

My wife and I recently stopped by; we were married there on 22 MAY 1983. It was a museum then, but could be rented for special events. We got rented it, hoping to married in the beautiful back yard/formal gardens....butb as a back up in case of rain. It poured that day, but the inside made for stunning wedding shots.... More 

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Chicago
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338 attraction reviews
722 helpful votes 722 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My wife and I visited the Boyhood Home of Robert E. Lee during a group tour of Old Town Alexandria. We were surprised that our tour did not spend much time here, as Robert E. Lee was a famous commanding general of the Confederate forces during the American Civil War. The home was a museum until the last couple of... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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312 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

A great disappointment to stand in front of this historically important, once a museum, now closed and be able to enter the property. Lee was one of the greatest Generals and finest gentleman of his day. This should not be a small footnote when visiting Alexandra. Our HISTORICAL WALKING GUIDE walked right by and said nothing!!! This is crazy

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virginia
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5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
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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