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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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The pre-Civil War residence of legendary Confederate general Robert E. Lee,...

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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A very moving experience

A wonderful day out, rained all day & we were wet to the knees., but it did not diminish the experience. I had no idea there were so many graves there. We went by the Big Red Bus... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Queensland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A wonderful day out, rained all day & we were wet to the knees., but it did not diminish the experience. I had no idea there were so many graves there. We went by the Big Red Bus. The changing of the guard was very solemn & moving. Saw JFK's grave, Robert & Edward Kennedy's simple graves. The Space shutte... More 

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La Habra Heights
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Arlington House sits on top of a hill overlooking DC. The history of the house, its former owner and how Arlington became a cemetery is very interesting. You must visit and take a guided tour provided by the park service. It is well worth it.

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La Habra, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you like to see old house architecture and decor, then this stop might be more intriguing to you. The view was the best part for me. I was wishing there was a key burial on the spot, but there wasn't.

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Thank ALinCA5512
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful monument in the National Cemetery. Has a wonderful view of the DC skyline. Also check out JFK's grave site.

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Do not miss this piece of history, the free tour and the amazing views. The Lee Mansion was Robert E Lee's property and was appropriated during the war in a controversy that made it all the way to the Supreme Court to decide. Not too many examples of the US seizing a combatant's mansion to turn it into a cemetary.... More 

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North Canton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

still under preservation, so make it a visit later on. Check with park for opening date. Not sure as of December 2015.

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is certainly worth a visit when visiting Arlington National Cemetery. The home, actually is the family home of Lee’s wife. The building itself perhaps needs some restorative work but then again it is not in terrible condition. I’m glad they had a section showing where the slaves were housed during this time period in American History. Lee is celebrated... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

There is so much history in this building. From Washington's heirs to Robert E Lee to the Civil War and the north taking it from him and his wife. So much original furniture and of course the amazing building.

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Augusta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

make this a stop on your visit at Arlington National Cemetery and you will not regret it. Enjoyed learning the history and touring this residence.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Beautiful home of Robert E. Lee! Right in the heart of the Arlington Cemetary for all visitors to see! A unique place!

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