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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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Free, Educational and respectful

We made a trip to Lexington specifically to visit the Lee Chapel and Museum. We were not disappointed. The statue of Lee above the family crypt is just beautiful. When you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Georgetown, Texas
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Georgetown, Texas
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147 reviews 147 reviews
58 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We made a trip to Lexington specifically to visit the Lee Chapel and Museum. We were not disappointed. The statue of Lee above the family crypt is just beautiful. When you walk into the Chapel it is the focus of the view. It makes a beautiful picture from the Chapel door. The family crypt is in the basement. NO PICTURES... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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84 reviews 84 reviews
27 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful small church and museum. The docent who gave the tour of the chapel was quite knowledgeable about the history of VMI, General Lee and the chapel. The museum while small was though and very interesting. Highly recommended!

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Plain City, Ohio
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136 reviews 136 reviews
49 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed the beautiful memorial to Robert E Lee added to the Chapel and wonderful museum dedicated to him. Learned a lot about Lee's life after the Civil War. Once he became the president of Washington College he was instrumental in it's growth and that many former soldiers attended because of him. Also located here, the family is interred together... More 

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Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania
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306 reviews 306 reviews
125 attraction reviews
242 helpful votes 242 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Make sure you give yourself at least an hour to tour the museum, located in the bottom of Lee chapel. The contents are amazing.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The university was using the chapel so we were only able to see his office and the crypt. Still interesting, no charge.

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Tucson, Arizona
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91 reviews 91 reviews
52 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This was a great low cost part of our afternoon. It was cool to learn about Lee's contributions to the college and the kind of man he was. Very close to lots of fun shops and restaurants. No fee but donations are welcomed.

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Lexington, Virginia
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This chapel and museum is very well done. It's in a beautiful setting for one so if you don't like museums let the others go in and you can walk around town or the campus. The museum does a very good job in telling Lee's life as a man and a soldier. Not to be missed if you really want... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Very beautiful and peaceful. A lot of Lee family history and personal artifacts including from his Civil War campaigns. Make sure to see his office left as was when he last left it. Also make sure to walk by the president's home where Lee lived and passed away.

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Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The staff at the chapel and museum are friendly and knowledgeable. The chapel just has a quiet grace, very simple and understated. The museum has interesting exhibits, particularly with respect to the Washington and Lee families, as you would expect. There is also a nice museum shop with plenty of beautiful items and many books.

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Avon, Indiana
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Tour guide will advise on use of the chapel and another guide will describe the Robert E. Lee monument which is located towards the back of the chapel. Make sure you visit the museum in the basement. More to see and understand Robert E. Lee.

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