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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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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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I could go on and on about the historical value this beautiful chapel adds to the already historic Lexington, VA, but I'll leave the magic and tell you that you MUST visit this chapel while in Lexington. Many Washington and Lee alumnus are married inside the chapel (myself included) so if you arrive on a weekened, be prepared that it... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This was an excellent outing. We learned quite a lot about Robert E. Lee and got to see artifacts from his time. I really enjoyed it.

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Center Harbor, NH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

It was nice enough, but no Chartres or Notre Dame. There was a fellow playing the organ when we were there, and that was nice, but aside from its historical significance, or unless you are a communicant, I wouldn't advise going out of your way unless you are in the area anyway,

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful chapel for an HONORABLE MAN,his favorite horse Travler , is buried next to the chapel, if your a Lee fan you must visit

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Princeton, NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Both the docent in the chapel and the one in the museum were very helpful and informative. We came to see the reclining Lee, but the museum was a pleasant bonus.

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Mobile, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

i love visiting churches. Thus chapel is so full of history as is the museum below it. I didn't dislike anything.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I really like the docents and guides at Lee Chapel. They are very knowledgeable and make learning about history interesting. Don't forget to visit the gift shop for great books about the history.

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East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The chapel and the grounds of the university are beautiful. A tour gives you a lot of the history of Lee as an educator. The statue of a reclining Lee is an amazing piece of sculpture. You also see where Lee and Traveller are buried.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The chapel is a fine and historical place. The guides were very knowledgeable. There is a fine museum dedicate to both Washington and Lee. Do not forget Traveler is also buried there. Should check the website before you visit. There is always a wedding or other services that gets catered to.

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Additional Information about Lee Chapel and Museum

Address: Jefferson, Henry, Lexington, VA
Phone Number: 540-463-8768
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Lexington
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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