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Boyhood Home of Robert E. Lee

Neighborhood: Old Town
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Address: 607 Oronoco Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone Number: 703-838-4200
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Elegant Federal-style mansion was once the home of Robert E. Lee.

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Well furnished in period antiques, shows the house as it was in Robert E Lee's youth. Well trained docents tell the sory of the house and it's occupants.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I loved seeing this place. Getting to stand where a great man grew up was just incredible. There is just so much to absorb! I highly recommend this place.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Too bad this is no longer a museum, but there is still an historic marker outside, and what can be seen from the street is quite lovely. Close to the Lee-Fendall House, a bit off of King Street, worth a walk over just to see it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Well furnished in period antiques, shows the house as it was in Robert E Lee's youth. Well trained docents tell the sory of the house and it's occupants.

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Sedona, Arizona
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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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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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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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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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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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Address: Address: 607 Oronoco Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone Number: 703-838-4200
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town

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