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Lee Chapel and Museum

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Address: Jefferson, Henry, Lexington, VA
Phone Number: 540-463-8768
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: City walk sightseeing

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Beautiful Chapel

The inside of the chapel was absolutely beautiful, as I loved the curved ends of the balcony. It is a solemn place that honors Lee, Washington, and their ancestors. It doesn't... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The inside of the chapel was absolutely beautiful, as I loved the curved ends of the balcony. It is a solemn place that honors Lee, Washington, and their ancestors. It doesn't take very long to go through it and our guide was very insightful about the history of Lee and the chapel. With ample parking close by, as well as... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We appreciated the fact that the guide as soon as she was finished with one party came over to us and took it from the beginning. She made an extra effort to engage our younger child in the presentation. An interesting place. The story about the Traveller, buried outside the Chapel is very touching.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Beautiful little chapel, lots of history. Learn a lot about Robert E. Lee, in many lights. The chapel is gorgeous, really enjoyed walking around Washington & Lee University and this was a very nice little stop.

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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The museum has done an excellent job of curating and preserving many of Robert E. Lee's personal effects from the Civil War and after. It was a privilege to see them. Great gift shop/book store. I spent about $100.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Much has been written about Robert E. Lee, the great soldier. But the Lee Chapel and Museum in Lexington, Virginia, is testimony to Robert E. Lee, the great educator. At the conclusion of the Civil War, Lee was penniless and without a job. The administrators at tiny Washington College in Lexington asked him to serve as the school's president. He... More 

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Lewisburg, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Very interesting visit. Learned about General Lee's life after the civil war and how he came to Washington and Lee College (Washington College at the time) as an instructor.

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Washington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This Chapel and the museum give you an intimate look at Robert E. Lee, the Man. You really just get to know and realize how much is missing from America today without men like Robert E. Lee.

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Newburgh, IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

A wealth of history in this Chapel and Museum. Visit the chapel and take a moment to feel the presence of Robert E. Lee attending chapel while serving as President of Washington College, now Washington and Lee University. Then look upon sculptor Edward Valentine's evocative memorial statue of the recumbent Lee located behind the alter. The museum below the chapel... More 

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Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The chapel is located on the campus of Washington and Lee University in the historic area of Lexington. (There is a large gray stone church on the edge of the campus--follow the walkway that goes behind the church and the chapel in on the campus.) You enter the chapel and then walk up to the front and a docent meets... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

A must see for anyone with an interest in history. Space is beautiful and impeccably maintained with well informed and friendly docents who are justifiably proud of this gem.

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