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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 26 Attractions 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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Syracuse, NY
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

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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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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Cairo, Egypt
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182 reviews 182 reviews
98 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Kendal, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
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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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157 helpful votes 157 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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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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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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86 helpful votes 86 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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