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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 36 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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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

You can visit this house during your tour of Arlington National Cemetery. It has been furnished for the period, however I do wish there had been more information as you go around.

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Pineville, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

When I visited Arlington Cemetery, I knew nothing about the Arlington House. It was a nice surprise to find the house, it's history, and the grounds so well preserved. The park rangers did the tour of the house, and also told lots of historical background about Robert E. Lee and his family. There is also a Robert E. Lee Museum... More

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Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

informative tour provided for free will offering - lots of history to absorb. Tour guides were fun and well informed.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I love it. I'm so glad his story is being told. People don't believe me when I tell them the story of Arlington House, but go here and see for yourself.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Arlington Cemetery and the Robert E. Lee Memorial were both very moving. The traffic around those areas is frightening so if you can take the train, do yourself a favor.

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Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Once Robert E. Lee married into the Washington family, he moved with his new wife to this handsome mansion set high on a hill overlooking the Potomac River and Washington, DC. The house has been restored and carefully maintained by the National Park Service with guides to provide a brief history of the place as well as tours of the... More

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This puts it all together -- plantations, the Civil War, recent political history, our Military sacrifices. Can't leave Washington without a visit here, very close to the JFK grave as well.

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Huron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The tour of the Robert E. Lee memorial and house is wonderful. Walking through the halls and peering into the rooms gives you a first hand look into his personal home. The view from the house is spectacular...you won't want top miss this one!

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EAST BANORA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

General Lee's family House in Arlington cemetery is well worth the walk - it's right up the top of the hill and sign posted. There is a guided tour and the opportunity to see how the Lee family and their 'servants' lived. Great view over Washington the city - so wonderful for photos. I'm sure you will discover facets of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The home was very interesting and the fact that so much of the furnishing was original to the home is amazing given the history of Robert E Lee. I was disappointed in the lack of knowledge displayed by two if the National Park rangers giving the tour! Study up, please!

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