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Lee Chapel and Museum

Jefferson, Henry, Lexington, VA
540-463-8768
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Ranked #3 of 14 attractions in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Shenandoah Valley, VA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

As a new resident to Lexington, I wanted to see some of the places around town. Walking on campus is lovely, especially the chapel. We enjoyed the information and seeing the younger version of our first president. The part of the tour I found particularly interested was Lee's office, which they say is exactly how he left it before he... More

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Lexington, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Great place to get a feel of the history of the area. It is a beautiful little chapel on a beautiful campus. Close to VMI and the George C. Marshall museum. All part of a wonderful easy walking tour of this historic Civil War town.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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72 reviews 72 reviews
5 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

If you are traveling I-81, take an hour or more and get off at the Lexington,VA exit and visit Lee Chapel on the campus of Washington & Lee. Lexington itself is a very charming town that has maintained its mid-19th century character. The Washington & Lee and VMI campuses are beautiful. Visit Lee Chapel and you will be moved by... More

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Yorktown, Virginia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

The staff was very friendly and informative. The museum and the chapel were beautiful and it was great to see where two great men- George Washington and Robert E. Lee- chose to make their mark. A small but good gift shop. And don't miss the portrait of a young Robert Lee. To die for.

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newport
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Very appropriate...Beautiful chapel and museum. Nice gift shop. Look for brick pillars on right for the parking lot.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

As a Civil War buff I expected to enjoy my visit to this site but it was much more than I even imagined it would be. Besides the surprisingly extensive museum and wonderfully preserved office of Robert E Lee below the Chapel - as well as the Chapel itself, the opportunity to be on the beautiful Washington and Lee University... More

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Richmond, Virginia, USA
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

The Lee Chapel and Museum in Lexington, VA is a beautiful memorial to Robert E. Lee. There is no charge for admission into the chapel, but a small donation is suggested. Students of Washington and Lee are available for a short tour and to answer questions. The chapel itself is an interesting historical site. The design is rather simple, drawing... More

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Roanoke
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

A must stop if you are in Lexington. Beautiful chapel and memorial. Also see where many of the Lee family are buried as well as General Lee's horse Traveler. Nice museum downstairs with lots of interesting items. If I remember correctly there is no charge to visit the chapel/tombs.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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117 reviews 117 reviews
63 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

My wife and I have soft spots for Lexington in that her hero is Stonewall Jackson and mine is Robert E Lee. This is the place to pay your respects to both men. This time, I was accompanied by my eldest grandson and he marvelled, as I had previously, at the quality of the buildings at the VMI as we... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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87 reviews 87 reviews
16 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Historical places are often on our itinerary, so a stop at Lee Chapel seemed fitting when we stopped in Lexington for a needed travel break. My husband loves American history, and a chance to visit the town of this Civil War hero was a must. The chapel is on the campus of Washington & Lee University, a beautiful setting with... More

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