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Arlington House - The Robert E. Lee Memorial

Address: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 22211
Phone Number: 703-557-0613
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Ranked #8 of 67 things to do in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The pre-Civil War residence of legendary Confederate general Robert E. Lee, this Greek revival...
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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.

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Leland, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The history of this house is so thought provoking. It's in the middle of Arlington Cemetery, and had been owned byRobert E Lee and his wife, who was descendent of George Ashington's stepson ( I believe). I just found it so ironic that someone connected with our first President, who fought for our freedom, ended up married to the General... More 

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Waterloo, Ontario, CA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

As a National site, we were surprised by the condition of the home. We took a grayline tour, it did not give us much time to explore and ask questions, and the staff was few. Not really impressed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Few know the story of how Arlington cemetery came into existence. This tour will tell you all about it and the little known connection between George Washington and the infamous Robert E Lee. This should not be missed

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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Almost have to do the tour of Arlington (WELL worth it) to see this, but the view is un-frickin'-believable from the front of the house. Beautifully preserved home from the civil war era. Put this on your must-see list.

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old saybrook, connecticut
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

so much I thought I knew about Robert E Lee and discovered I didn't. Museum docents are walking encyclopedias of the architecture, family history and period experience

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Wayne, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Although Lee was in this house for only a very short time, it contains a wonderful history of him and of the era. It's a must see experience.

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Syracuse, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

There might not be a better view in the DC metro area better than the view you get at the Arlington House which is at the top of Arlington. The walk through the house itself is nice and goes pretty quickly. There is a small gift shop and a separate small building which highlights the slaves that stayed on the... More 

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Murphy, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I did not know that the grounds of the cemetery were on the Lee estate. and that his wife was related to George Washington. I was glad that my daughter got to actually walk the grounds of American history.

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Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Home of US and then Confederate General Robert E. Lee and the house and land were confiscated by the government for military purposes when the Lees were unable to pay their property taxes in person because he chose to lead the Confederate Army against the US or Union Army; and was away doing so. Tons of history, photos and memorabilia... More 

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Arlington House lies within Arlington National Cemetery and was the former home of Robert E. Lee prior to his returning to Richmond VA. as President of the Confederacy at the beginning of the Civil War. The National Park Guards provide a wealth of information about the property which was Lee's Virginia Plantation and was seized by the US Gov't. during... More 

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