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Arlington House - The Robert E. Lee Memorial

Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 22211
703-557-0613
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Ranked #11 of 35 attractions in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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107 reviews 107 reviews
38 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The home was very interesting and the fact that so much of the furnishing was original to the home is amazing given the history of Robert E Lee. I was disappointed in the lack of knowledge displayed by two if the National Park rangers giving the tour! Study up, please!

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Pittsburgh
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

My wife and I have visited the Washington, DC area numerous times in the past few years, and were looking forward to visiting Arlington House (I was there as a child, but that was so long ago that it was still known as the Custis-Lee Mansion, a name that has supposedly not been in use since 1972), as it appeared... More

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Canillas de Albaida, Andalucia, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Really moving, very interesting. The hop on/off bus was a great help if you don't want to walk. You can catch any bus so you can stay as long or short a time as you wish at each stop. The house of Robert E Lee was very interesting and the staff were very knowledgeable.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Arlington House is very historical and true to the original home. The period costumes were a nice touch. The tour was informative and a testament to the Lee and Washington families. Worth the walk up the big hill.

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Anaheim, Ca
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Going to Arlington House really sets the tone for how people lived back in the days. It was a great end to a wonderful visit of the cemetery. I know I heard several families decide not to go see it because they were getting tired, but it was well worth the time.

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Edison, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

History buffs will definitely enjoy this memorial. Robert E. Lee, a graduate of West Point had friends on both sides of the civil war. As has been stated in history books, he could not turn his back on Virginia. I believe he was a well respected a General on both sides ; North and South.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

It takes your breathe away! I don't think you fully appreciate the toll of the sacrificed lives of the people who served their country until you visit one of these national cemeteries, it is mind boggling! The grounds are beautifully kept. The changing of the guard at the tomb of the unknown soldier is not to be missed. I was... More

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Glassport, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

It was beautiful, a must see if you are in the DC area. So much to do down there, make sure you have this on your list.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This house was renovated a couple of years ago and now is back in all it's glory with furniture! This is a National Park site so there are Rangers at hand giving talks. They have timed visits but you will not wait long to tour the house. There is a grave site, vegetable garden and outside slave quarters to visit.... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Spend the time to visit this house and memorial. The best views of dc can be seen from the front of the house and the tour is educational and insightful! The park service does a great job maintaining the history of the house.

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