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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 #7 of 28 Attractions in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, 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, 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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Kendal, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I enjoyed the tour of Arlington House and learned a great deal more about Robert E Lee. It was good to see how well the house and some of the original contents had been preserved.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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12 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

If you are a history buff, include this in your visit to Arlington. A splendid home immersed in history and drama. The views from there are memorable indeed.

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Mill Creek, Washington
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237 reviews 237 reviews
127 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Arlington House is a free tour!!! The guides give you a brief intro to the families and the history of those who lived here while you wait to go inside. Much of the furnishings are as they were and they allow you to take pictures inside the home. The home overlooks the Kennedy Memorial and has wonderful views of the... More 

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Sydney
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118 reviews 118 reviews
27 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

There were guides inside to answer any questions, once you walk up the hill it's amazing how big the house is. Easy to get around, worth the look.

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Geneva, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This was a great stop while visiting the Arlington Cemetery. Having the chance to walk through the house was a one of a kind experience! There is no cost to visit and walk through the home and is still very much in the way it was left prior to the start of the Civil War. Great views from the front... More 

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Canton of Fribourg, Switzerland
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72 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Visiting the Robert E. Lee House was a highlight for me during our visit to Arlington National Cemetery. I'm not a history buff, nor do I know much about the Civil War, but I enjoyed visiting this memorial, which is free, as is entrance to Arlington National Cemetery. The park rangers on site were happy to answer any questions we... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

There are several NPS stamps here. If you con't have a Parks Passport, I strongly recommend buying one, especially since DC is the jackpot of stamps!

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Melbourne, Australia
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138 reviews 138 reviews
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The house really is not in great condition, however it is really worth seeing. It is full of interesting paintings and furniture, you could almost see the family that resided here originally.

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California
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139 reviews 139 reviews
74 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This small house is well worth the hike up the hill. The house is quite small, but the park rangers at the house do a great job of explaining it. Lots of interesting history--didn't know Lee married into George Washington's family.

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Riverside, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The home sits atop the highest hill in the area and there are spectacular views from the front lawn. The house is still furnished with (according to the guide) about 1/3 of the original furnishings. Quite interesting to see how families lived back in those times. Worth the walk!

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