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Lee Chapel and Museum

Jefferson, Henry, Lexington, VA
540-463-8768
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Ranked #2 of 11 Attractions in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Lexington, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Lee Chapel and Museum are not to be missed when in Lexington. First, there is the beautiful building which was built to honor Robert E. Lee who came to Washington College to be its President after the Civil War years. Inside, the chapel is a classic, late 19th century design which is used for Washington and Lee University gatherings, convocations,... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The Lee Chapel is gorgeous, peaceful and filled with the history of the time Robert E Lee spent at the university. Interesting museum under the chapel next to Lee's office that provides context for all that Lee did in his five years as President to revive the university after the Civil War. The statue of Lee in the chapel is... More

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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30 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Situated across grassy, tree-lined open space on the Washington & Lee University campus the chapel has understated elegance and reverence. The colonial white columns and brick buildings of the university provided the backdrop along with the breathtaking colors of the fall day. Even before entering the chapel, the peaceful atmosphere demonstrated the desire of Robert E. Lee to move here... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you are a student of the history of our glorious country---then a visit to Lee Chapel and Museum is a must. Beautiful and awe-inspiring. A place to reflect on the incredible sacrifice of human beings. Be sure and visit the gift shop. Many wonderful items to take with you as a remembrance and keepsake of this important time period... More

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Lexington, Virginia
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Love the displays in the museum! What a history lesson and a lesson in the art of a gentleman. The chapel is kept in true southern style with white pews and red velvet cushions. The memorials to the Lee family are endearing for history buffs and southern heirs and descendants, and for me a person from the far north and... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The museum at the Lee Chapel and Museum provides a great chronological overview of the Washington and Lee University from inception through today including Robert E. Lee's role at the university. You will need an hour to study all aspects of the exhibit. Plus take a moment to look in the gift shop. It is not your ordinary gift shop.... More

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Westminster, Maryland
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7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Important and impressive monument to General Robert E. Lee in the chapel he had built on the Campus of Washington and Lee University. This chapel was the site of General Lee's funeral service. As well as the final resting place for Gen. Lee and his descendants. One of the interesting finds is his office as it remains the way he... More

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Hoover, AL
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9 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

When it comes to places that that many, many Southerners consider one of the most sacred spots that still remains from the old Confederacy, it’s Robert E. Lee’s final resting place in Lee Chapel, at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, VA. First of all, the Lexington is a classy and historical town. Then, the approach to the chapel, on... More

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Sun City Center, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The chapel and museum have a very nice collection of local history, the school and Robert E. Lee. The main floor is the chapel, with a reclined statue of Lee in the rear. The basement level is the museum, with Lee and his family are entombed in the rear, separate from and behind the museum. (The building is on a... More

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Pinckneyville, Illinois
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77 reviews 77 reviews
31 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We were allowed to take pictures of Gen. Lee statue, and we were allowed to view the family crypt downstairs....it was very worth the time.

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