We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Lee Chapel and Museum

Jefferson, Henry, Lexington, VA
540-463-8768
Website
Improve this listing
93%
Ranked #2 of 11 Attractions in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Attraction details
Type: Cemeteries, Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Hotels near Lee Chapel and Museum

Write a Review

178 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    130
    35
    7
    2
    4
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Matthews, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

The chapel is beautiful and seeing the burrial place of Gen. Lee and family is moving. The museum gives an excellent overview of the history of the university and General R. E. Lee. I was the last visitor to the museum in early December as it is closed now for renovations till spring. The staff is very helpful and knowledgable.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lexington, Virginia
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

If you have come to Lexington you must visit Lee Chapel on the Washington and Lee campus. Full of history about Lexington and Robert E. Lee--even the building itself is a work of art!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Palm Harbor, Florida
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

My Grandmother worked here for many years and I practically grew up here and can tell you it is a true piece of American history. The chapel is amazing and the statue is something to see, downstairs is a small museum, General Lee's office as he left it and the Lee family crypt. The gift shop has a lot of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Emporia, Virginia, United States
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

What a great place to learn about the early part of our nation. Campus is beautiful. Museum changes periodically.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lexington, Virginia
Reviewer
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Alexandria, Virginia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hagerstown, Maryland
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lexington, Virginia
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Lee Chapel and Museum also viewed

 

Been to Lee Chapel and Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Lee Chapel and Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?