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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 #10 of 39 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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Marshfield, Wisconsin, United States
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186 reviews 186 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We have been to Arlington Cemetery several times, but had never walked through the Lee House before. We decided to remedy this on our recent trip. We had a short wait after our walk up the hill. Interesting that a rickety-looking easel and poster along with old pews sit on the porch for waiting visitors, along with a guide who... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Last time I came to Arlington I had time constraints and didn't get to see Robert E Lee's home. This time we did manage to catch the final tour of the day and I'm so glad we did. But it's not just the great views of DC or the history of Arlington House itself that makes a visit here so... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

In most national cemeteries across the countries, Confederates are excluded. That's not the case at Arlington, and the Robert E. Lee Memorial is a wonderful example. The history of this place (which you learn on the excellent tour) is incredible, and the views from the front porch looking out over Washington, D.C., are spectacular.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Many years ago when you went to DC and visited Arlington, you could walk through the Robert E Lee Arlington House and there was not a 'tour' but rather just a walk through. This last time we went the home has several well informed guides. Awesome. Tip-come early in the day, the word is traveling and the wait increases as... More

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MIDWAY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed the tour of the house. There are benches on the porch and a guide who provides a history of the house while you wait for a tour. The house was nice and the history lesson was very interesting.

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Butler, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The history of this house is amazing! Not only the house, but the grounds that surround it. Plus, probably the most incredible view of DC overlooking JFK's grave.

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Strausstown, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed walking around the Arlington House to learn more about the Civil War history. As we were on a vacation that allowed us to learn more about American history, this part of our trip unexpectedly tied into our adventure of digging deep into the history of our nation. We had no idea the Arlington house was... More

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Arlington staff is well versed and very informative. They took what could have been a stock gloss job and instead turned it into an informative and interesting window on the lives of the last residents of Arlington House.

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Ooltewah, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Arlington Cemetery is so pretty but this house definitely needs refurbishing. You can see from the Kennedy gravesite how bad it needs to be painted. Sad seeing it look so run down.

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Santa Clarita, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The classically columned house has superb views of Washington D.C. which is why when the Civil War began, the family left home immediately. They knew the Union Army would find its position tactically important. Now, there are family parlors,the dining room and bedrooms furnished as General Lee and his family might have known them. The slave quarters are not forgotten... More

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