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Lee Chapel and Museum

Jefferson, Henry, Lexington, VA
540-463-8768
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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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Sun City Center, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

The history inside this one little chapel is amazing. I had no idea before that George Washington and Robert E Lee were related. The guides are very knowledgeable. I learned so much about our country's history that I did not know before. Give yourself 45 minutes to an hour to really look at all the museum collections. Worth visiting!!

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Miami, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Like W&L, it is a study in understated excellence. Tour guides definitely worth waiting for as it's the details that astound you. Lee was a remarkable man- thought I would be bored but definitely not. Do not miss - even a ten minute visit is worthwhile but take your time and prepare to learn a lot you didn't know

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Ooltewah, Tennessee
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Lee's Chapel is beautiful and we are so glad we stopped here on our recent vacation. We really enjoyed the tour and getting to see Robert E. Lee's office and where he, his family, and his horse are buried. The statue in the chapel is beautiful with amazing detail.

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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1,567 reviews 1,567 reviews
869 attraction reviews
1,478 helpful votes 1,478 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

You can tour the chapel and museum to view were Lee and his family are buried, a magnificent death sculpture, his office while college president and a comprehensive museum about the history of the college and Washington and Lee's involvement. Outside you can see where Lee's famous horse, Traveller, is buried.

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Maeystown, Illinois
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13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I just recently visited the VMI in Lexington VA. While there we stopped at Gen. Robert E. Lee's Tomb which is located in Lee's Chapel. There is a museum to see, but we didn't have time. We will save that for a return trip. The Tomb is worth seeing. Lee's statue is in the Chapel while his Tomb is in... More

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Shelburne, Vermont
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This is an essential stop if you are an admirer of Robert E. Lee. The Lee office, chapel, and crypt are very nicely presented. Be sure to visit Traveller just outside the door. It is an incredible experience to see Robert E. Lee's office almost exactly how he left it.

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Tulsa
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51 reviews 51 reviews
39 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Robert E. Lee and several members of his family are buried in the basement of the chapel. His beloved horse, Traveller, is buried right outside! It has a small but nice museum, Lee's office when he was president, and a good gift shop. Well worth spending an hour or two.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Right next to VMI an easy stroll across lush lawns the building and museum serve as a fitting tribute. I was especially please to see Traveller's resting place. Kudos to those who have worked to restore and rescue these sites.

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