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Arlington House - The Robert E. Lee Memorial

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Address: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 22211
Phone Number: 703-557-0613
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Description: The pre-Civil War residence of legendary Confederate general Robert E...
The pre-Civil War residence of legendary Confederate general Robert E. Lee, this Greek revival mansion was taken over by Union troops, and the estate was used to bury the war dead. Overlooking the Potomac and the grounds of what is now Arlington National Cemetery, the home has been restored as a memorial to Lee.
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Fantastic view of Washington DC

Took a tour around the house and enjoyed learning more about it. The setting for the house is stunning, high on the hill overlooking the city.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Took a tour around the house and enjoyed learning more about it. The setting for the house is stunning, high on the hill overlooking the city.

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Hales Corners, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Take the time to go thru this house and have your kids do the ranger badge. One of the best views in DC. Lots of history to learn here. Worth the stop.

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

There's really not much to see inside the house, just a couple of restored rooms on the first floor (and not really interpreted that well). You can't go upstairs. Not worth the wait if there's a crowd to get in but, if the wait is short, you can satisfy your curiosity.

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Beattyville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I guess I expected a bit more. The house seemed a little austere after seeing some of the other civil war figures homes. It is imposing to see it on the hill in Arlington.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Its at the highest pint and you get a good view of the pentigon as well ,it was under remodeling but you can still go inside and see originall pices from that decade

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Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Up on the hill overlooking the cemetery. Beautifully kept grounds. Great family point of interest. Thank you to those who defend freedom.

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Oak Forest, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

was under a little bit of construction. The view is wonderful from the house. Encourage everyone to get off of the shuttle to visit the house.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This was very interesting and loved how the displays included clothing of the era. We couldn't help but comment on how the portraits of the children looked like children's faces on midget bodies. Perhaps some things have improved over time - selfies lol

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 605 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

On sacred ground, Arlington House represents so much of our history. Lee's mansion, with arguably the most prominent sweeping vista of our nation's capital, was a source of extreme aggravation during the civil war. It was taken away from him and his family unceremoniously, with its fate sealed by reburying Union soldiers close to the mansion itself. Today the mansion... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A step back to a time long gone. The house and the story of its past inhabitants is as fascinating as it is illuminating....

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