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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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Great Memorial to Robert E Lee

This is one of the best located memorial I have ever seen. Located on the Lee property with a magnificent view of the Potamic and visible to all it is a fitting memorial to a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

This is one of the best located memorial I have ever seen. Located on the Lee property with a magnificent view of the Potamic and visible to all it is a fitting memorial to a great person who happened to be the president of the confederacy. It is rally breeath taking to see it and the great lines of the... More 

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Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

I saw the Arlington House on the hill but didn't go all the way up to the house. It's a beautiful building but it's creepy having a mansion overlook a huge cemetary.

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Cowansville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Nice Memorial within Arlington Cemetery. There is a small museum, restrooms, and water fountain to the rear of the actual home. Great respite while visiting Arlington.

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Bristow, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Wow. What a view of DC from the top of Lee's mansion. An amazing history here. Take the time to learn about it. You can metro to Arlington Cemetary and walk here, but note that it's an uphill climb and a walk. You can pay to take the tourmobile tour and there's a stop here. They also give a great... More 

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LaBelle, Florida
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

When visiting Arlington Cemetery, you should not miss the Arlington House. Depending on which side of the house you approach, there can be a long walk up a lot of steps to get there, but it is well worth it. The view of Washington DC from the front of the home is amazing. There is a lot of history tied... More 

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

In the grounds of Arlington Cemetery commanding an amazing view across DC from the top of a hill. This is a little hidden gem that we are so glad we visited. If you do the historical aspects of DC then this is a must as it ties much of the history together. A BIG shout out to our Ranger guide... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

A day is not enough..I could spend hours watching Changing of Guards and admiring the awesome 360 view of Washington DC top of Arlington Cemetery.

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Oakdale, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I had no idea General Lee lived so close to Washington, It's hard to believe he was so far north. The setting is one that you must see to experience. The view from the hill, is one that is a once in your life time thrill.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Was a little underwhelmed, but I guess I expected something more grand than it ever was, which itself was eye-opening. The docent present gave us a lot of information on family history. Glad we visited.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

And that he is kin to George Washington (family tree displayed inside). The house is currently under renovation, but you can still walk through the downstairs rooms and look into the slaves quarters.

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Additional Information about Arlington House - The Robert E. Lee Memorial

Address: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA 22211
Phone Number: 703-557-0613
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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