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Lee Chapel and Museum

Jefferson, Henry, Lexington, VA
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Ranked #3 of 13 Attractions in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, History Museums, Historic Sites
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Traveler Description: An intresting thing about the marble sculpture of Robert E Lee at rest.. (Actually at sleep, as he did in the field during the war) Lee worked with... more »
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Loved everything! Quite, friendly staff, make sure to check out the book store. A must do on your bucket list.+

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Avon by the Sea, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

if you are a civil war buff or planning a trip to the blue ridge parkway or Natural bridge this is a lovely side trip. A very well done small museum and the crypt of the Lee family. There is no admission a donation is asked for but no pressure. Several well informed and attentive guides. Traveler (Lee's horse) is... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed the visit very much. The chapel is beautiful and I loved the old pipe organ. The marble statue of Lee is beautiful. The guides were very informative and friendly. Museum is well done and the guides very willing to help.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Beautiful site - enjoyed the grounds and the quaint chapel. Felt honored to stand in the "presence" of such a notable historical figure.

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Lexington, Virginia
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Guides are excellent. Museum was redone several years ago and is very interesting. Well presented. Great gift shop. Travelers grave is right outside the lower museum entrance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Va. City of Lexington. Also home to the historic Virginia Military Institute, The Natural Bridge of Va. and many other important historical places. The Blue Ridge Parkway is about 7-8 miles away and that drive is unbelievably incredible. Visit soon...the colors of fall are coming soon.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We got here about 20 minutes before closing but got to see everything we wanted to see and didn't feel as though they were hurrying us along. There were 4 different folks to help explain the exhibits. AND it is free.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is the third time I've tried to visit the Chapel and museum over the last 15 years and every time there was some half-brained excuse for it being closed. The chapel was open this time-paid the "recommended" $5 per person entrance fee, only once inside to find the museum portion to be closed. This time the excuse was they... More

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Versailles, Kentucky
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Great book store, lovely simple chapel. The statue is impressive as is the museum. The docents are quite knowledgeable and so very nice.

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Miami, Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This was a really nice stop as we got to see historic facts about Robert E. Lee in his role as President of W&L. Very nice chapel and mini tours along the way.

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