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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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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
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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
21 helpful votes 21 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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Greenville
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Visited the outside of the beautiful and historic Lee Chapel, but it was closed due to the choice of school administrators to try to spite those coming to a rally in Lexington. The rally was to protest the administration's desecration of the Lee monument by removing the battle flags from the Commander of the Army of Northern Virginia's grave. After... More

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Smyrna, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The Lee Chapel on the lovely campus of Washington & Lee University is super slice of American History that should not be missed by travellers to this area. We entered and were promptly greeted by a guide who gave us a welcome and quick introduction to the facility. We then were given a more thorough history of the chapel (which... More

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
28 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Robert E Lee is renowned as a military commander. What's perhaps not quite so well known - at least to those of us who live outside the USA - is that after his military career he made another important contribution as President of what's now Washington and Lee University - his name was added in recognition of his service there,... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

General Robert E. Lee, an honorable, distinguished and reputable gentleman commanded a formidable army, whether you agree with the principles of the CSA or not. We cannot change our history, nor can we erase it. Even in a land where "All Men are Created Equal & Endowed by their Creator" horrible atrocities and mistakes can occur. Even Lee's foes recognized... More

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Sanford, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

As soon as you enter the chapel an affable guide tells you a little about the chapel and directs you to the marble Lee statue where another guide continues the information. For art lovers, there is a Peale portrait of a fortyish Washington on view also. Downstairs are the graves of the Lee family as well as Bobby Lee's office... More

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Welland, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

very nice tour. Guide was informative. The only down side was the fact that the university has decided to remove flags from the chapel

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