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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
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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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Sydney
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116 reviews 116 reviews
27 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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105 reviews 105 reviews
71 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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137 reviews 137 reviews
103 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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74 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Many people do not realize that Arlington was the home of Confederate General Robert Edward Lee. During the Civil War the Union soldiers would place dead bodies around the house so that Gen. Lee would not want to come home. Finally the government bought the grounds and turned it into a cemetery. If you are a civil war buff then... More

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We didn't know this existed at the Arlington Cemetery! The house is small with much blocked off to foot travel but the tour was very interesting and we learned a lot we had never heard about. What a great piece of history with a magnificent overlook of Washington DC,

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Sydney, Australia
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

To begin, the guide provided the family history of George Washington and his step son who built this house in his honour. Several more steps down the tree leads to Robert E Lee and his wife living in the house. Moving into the house a new guide provided details on how the Lee family lived in the house and the... More

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